I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

Walt Whitman on respect
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Be curious, not judgmental.

Walt Whitman on judging
32

We convince by our presence.

Walt Whitman on present
27

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 on air
24

When I give I give myself.

Walt Whitman on charity
20

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

Walt Whitman on friendship
19
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I tramp a perpetual journey.

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

Walt Whitman on honesty
18

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

Walt Whitman on sacrifice
18

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

Walt Whitman on truth
14

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

Walt Whitman on enemy
12

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

Walt Whitman on duality
11

Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

Walt Whitman on death
10
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Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.

About Walt Whitman

Name Walt Whitman
Quotes 113 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Poet
Birthday May 31, 1819
About Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.
Top topics death, love, beautiful, people, large

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.

Walt Whitman on miracles
10

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.

Walt Whitman on loneliness
10

The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.

Walt Whitman on reading
10

I accept reality and dare not question it.

Walt Whitman on reality
9

A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

Walt Whitman on nature
9

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

Walt Whitman on descend
9
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Resist much, obey little.

I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

Walt Whitman on confidence
8

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.

Walt Whitman on humanity
7

If you done it, it ain't bragging.

Walt Whitman on vanity
7

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 on awake
7

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes).

Walt Whitman on contradict
6

Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.

Walt Whitman on dismiss
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Be curious, bot judgmental.

Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.

Walt Whitman on free
5

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

Walt Whitman on sympathy
5

Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.

Walt Whitman on fortune
5

How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!

Walt Whitman on argument
4

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 on parties
3

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

Walt Whitman on nature
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I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

O lands! O all so dear to me -- what you are, I become part of that, whatever it is.

Walt Whitman on land
3

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

Walt Whitman on nature
3

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large -- I contain multitudes.

Walt Whitman on contradict
3

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Walt Whitman on flesh
3

The real war will never get in the books.

Walt Whitman on rewriting
3

Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.

Walt Whitman on time
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If you done it, it aint bragging.

Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.

Walt Whitman on miracles
3

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

Walt Whitman on professionalism
2

The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint.

The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.

Walt Whitman on liberty
2

The beautiful uncut hair of graves.

Walt Whitman on death
2

The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.

Walt Whitman on independence
2

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

Walt Whitman on simplicity
2

This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat.

Walt Whitman on face
2

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 on control
2

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.

Walt Whitman on manners
2

The moon gives you light, And the bugles and the drums give you music, And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, My heart gives you love.

Walt Whitman on military
2

He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.

Walt Whitman on style
2

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 on middling
2

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

Walt Whitman on things
2

Nothing endures but personal qualities.

Walt Whitman on character
2