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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892) was an American poet, most famous for his work Leaves of Grass.
Found 102 thoughts of Walt Whitman

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.

Walt Whitman

Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.

Walt Whitman

To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.

Walt Whitman

There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe.

Walt Whitman

There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheel'd universe.

Walt Whitman

We convince by our presence.

Walt Whitman

O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself.

Walt Whitman

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.

Walt Whitman

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.

Walt Whitman

I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.

Walt Whitman

When I give, I give myself.

Walt Whitman

Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

Walt Whitman

In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.

Walt Whitman

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.

Walt Whitman

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

Walt Whitman

The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.

Walt Whitman

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

Walt Whitman

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.

Walt Whitman

I accept reality and dare not question it.

Walt Whitman

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

Walt Whitman

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?

Walt Whitman

And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.

Walt Whitman

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.

Walt Whitman

Produce great men, the rest follows.

Walt Whitman

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.

Walt Whitman
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