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A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. 
Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. 
Walt Whitman
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death. 
Walt Whitman
Resist much. Obey little.
Walt Whitman
Be curious, not judgmental. 
Walt Whitman
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends. 
Walt Whitman
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. 
Walt Whitman
I tramp a perpetual journey.
Walt Whitman
To have great poets, there must be great audiences. 
Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman Quote - What is it that you express in your eyes, it seems...
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.
Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass: Song of Myself, 1855-1892
The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
Walt Whitman
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul. 
Walt Whitman
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Walt Whitman
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor. 
Walt Whitman
We were together. I forget the rest.
Walt Whitman
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
Walt Whitman
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
Walt Whitman
Do anything, but let it produce joy.
Walt Whitman
To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. 
Walt Whitman
From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines.
Walt Whitman
There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe. 
Walt Whitman
I accept reality and dare not question it.
Walt Whitman
Give me the splendid, silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.
Walt Whitman
The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.
Walt Whitman
If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred. 
Walt Whitman
I exist as I am, that is enough. 
Walt Whitman
Produce great men, the rest follows.
Walt Whitman
I am satisfied ... I see, dance, laugh, sing. 
Walt Whitman
There is no God any more divine than Yourself.
Walt Whitman
The future is no more uncertain than the present. 
Walt Whitman
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. 
Walt Whitman
If you done it, it ain't bragging.
Walt Whitman
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. 
Walt Whitman
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. 
Walt Whitman
When I give, I give myself. 
Walt Whitman
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. 
Walt Whitman
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
Walt Whitman
If you want me again look for me under your boot soles. 
Walt Whitman
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero. 
Walt Whitman
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Walt Whitman
In the faces of men and women, I see God.
Walt Whitman
Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept time absolutely. 
Walt Whitman
We convince by our presence. 
Walt Whitman
Peace is always beautiful.
Walt Whitman
Nothing endures but personal qualities. 
Walt Whitman
The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything. 
Walt Whitman
To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier. 
Walt Whitman
Real war will never get in the books. 
Walt Whitman
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. 
Walt Whitman
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. 
Walt Whitman
The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
Walt Whitman
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. 
Walt Whitman
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
Walt Whitman
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth. 
Walt Whitman
Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me. 
Walt Whitman
Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me? 
Walt Whitman
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Walt Whitman
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. 
Walt Whitman
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word. 
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
I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes - but is that all? 
Walt Whitman
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. 
Walt Whitman
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Walt Whitman
I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers. 
Walt Whitman
Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then? 
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
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
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman Quote - I celebrate myself, and sing myself...
I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume, 
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
Walt Whitman
Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. 
You must travel it by yourself. 
It is not far. It is within reach. 
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. 
Perhaps it is everywhere - on water and land.
Walt Whitman
I exist as I am, that is enough, 
If no other in the world be aware I sit content, 
And if each and all be aware I sit content. 
One world is aware, and by the far the largest to me, and that is myself, 
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, 
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness, I can wait.
Walt Whitman
This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.
Walt Whitman
O captain! My Captain! 
Our fearful trip is done. 
The ship has weather'd every wrack 
The prize we sought is won 
The port is near, the bells I hear 
The people all exulting 
While follow eyes, the steady keel 
The vessel grim and daring 
But Heart! Heart! Heart! 
O the bleeding drops of red 
Where on the deck my captain lies 
Fallen cold and dead.
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman Biography
Born: May 31, 1819
Died: March 26, 1892

Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist.
He is one of the most influential American poets and is often called the father of free verse.
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Notable Works
Franklin Evans (1842)
Leaves of Grass
(1855)
Drum-Taps
(1865)
Democratic Vistas (1871)
Memoranda During the War
Specimen Days
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