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Walt Whitman quotes (24)

I am the man I suffered I was there.
Walt Whitman   Category: Knowledge

Me imperturbe standing at ease in nature.
Walt Whitman   Category: Unsorted

In the faces of men and women I see God.
Walt Whitman   Category: Face

When I heard the learnd astronomer When the proofs the figures were ranged in columns before me When I was shown the charts and diagrams to add divide and measure them When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture room How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick Till rising and gliding out I wanderd off by myself In the mystical moist night-air and from time to time Lookd up in perfect silence at the stars.
Walt Whitman   Category: Astrology

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. (I am large I contains multitudes).
Walt Whitman   Category: Consistent

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
Walt Whitman   Category: Poetry

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Walt Whitman   Category: Flower

O joy of suffering! To struggle against great odds! to meet enemies undaunted! To be entirely alone with them! to find how much one can stand! To look strife torture prison popular odium death face to face! To mount the scaffold! to advance to the muzzles of guns with perfect nonchalance! To be indeed a God!
Walt Whitman   Category: Death

In this broad earth of ours Amid the measureless grossness and the slag Enclosed and safe within its central heart Nestles the seed of perfection.
Walt Whitman   Category: Perfection

I celebrate myself and sing myself And what I assume you shall assume.
Walt Whitman   Category: Atom

Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Walt Whitman   Category: Air

Perhaps the efforts of the true poets founders religions literatures all ages have been and ever will be our time and times to come essentially the same to bring people back from their present strayings and sickly abstractions to the costless average divine original concrete.
Walt Whitman   Category: Abstract

O to be self-balanced for contingencies To confront night storms hunger ridicule accidents rebuffs as the trees and the animals do.
Walt Whitman   Category: Nature

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity When I give I give myself.
Walt Whitman   Category: Self

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
Walt Whitman   Category: Ambition

The real war will never get in the books.
Walt Whitman   Category: War

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars.
Walt Whitman   Category: Grass

Re-examine all you have been told ... Dismiss what insults your Soul.
Walt Whitman   Category: Soul

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
Walt Whitman   Category: Tree

Love the earth and sun and animals Despise riches give alms to everyone that asks Stand up for the stupid and crazy Devote your income and labor to others ... And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
Walt Whitman   Category: Give

There was a child went forth everyday And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or dread that object he became And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day... or for many years or stretching cycles of years...
Walt Whitman   Category: Children

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world so far justice is always in jeopardy.
Walt Whitman   Category: History

If anything is sacred the human body is sacred.
Walt Whitman   Category: Body

I think I could turn and live with animals they are so placid and self-contained I stand and look at them long and long.
Walt Whitman   Category: Animals