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


Be curious, not judgmental.


We convince by our presence.


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.

  • air



When I give I give myself.


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


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


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


Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.


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


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


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


I celebrate myself, and sing myself.


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


I accept reality and dare not question it.


Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.


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


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


If you done it, it ain't bragging.


Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.


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.


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


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


Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.


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


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


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


How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!


The real war will never get in the books.


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.




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Picture quote by Walt Whitman about desire

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


Picture quote by Walt Whitman about resist

Resist much, obey little.


Picture quote by Walt Whitman about curious

Be curious, bot judgmental.


Picture quote by Walt Whitman about like

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


Picture quote by Walt Whitman about bragging

If you done it, it aint bragging.


Picture quote by Walt Whitman about imagination

I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.


Picture quote by Walt Whitman about inspirational

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


Picture quote by Walt Whitman about motivational

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


Picture quote by Walt Whitman about curious

Be curious, not judgmental.


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Top Walt Whitman quotes about death

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Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

  • death

The beautiful uncut hair of graves.

  • death

This dust was once the man, Gentle, plain, just and resolute, under whose cautious hand,Against the foulest crime in history known in any land or age,Was saved the Union of these States.

  • death

What do you think has become of the young and old men?What do you think has become of the women andchildren?They are alive and well somewhere;The smallest sprouts show there is really no death,And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not waitat the end to arrest it,And ceased the moment life appeared.All goes onward and outward. . . .and nothing collapses,And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.

  • death

And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.


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Top Walt Whitman quotes about nature

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

  • nature

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

  • nature

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

  • nature

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.

  • nature

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Top Walt Whitman quotes about large

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

  • descend

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

  • contain

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

  • contain

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Top Walt Whitman quotes about sleep

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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.

  • air

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.

  • awake

The city sleeps and the country sleeps, the living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, the old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife; and these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, and such as it is to be of these more or less I am, and of these one and all I weave the song of myself.


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

  • descend

Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.

  • free

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

  • nature

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

  • miracles

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


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


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

  • nature



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

  • contain

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

  • nature

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.


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


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


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


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.


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


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?

  • far

The beautiful uncut hair of graves.

  • death

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


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


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


Nothing endures but personal qualities.


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.


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.


Seasons pursuing each other the indescribable crowd is gathered, it is the fourth of Seventh-month, (what salutes of cannon and small arms!)

  • parties

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?


Failing to fetch me at first, keep encouraged. Missing me one place, search another. I stop somewhere waiting for you.


Camerado! This is no book; who touches this touches a man.

  • reading

Youth, large, lusty, loving -- Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?


Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.

  • age

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


O the joy of the strong-brawn'd fighter, towering in the arena in perfect condition, conscious of power, thirsting to meet his opponent.

  • military

When I heard the learn


Resist much, obey little.


Produce great men, the rest follows.


To have great poets, there must be great audiences too.

  • poetry

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.


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.


Press close bare-bosomed night -- press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds! night of the large few stars! Still nodding night! mad naked summer night.


In the broad earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,Enclosed and safe within its central heart,Nestles the seed perfection.


The female that loves unrequited sleeps, And the male that loves unrequited sleeps, The head of the money-maker that plotted all day sleeps, And the enraged and treacherous dispositions, all, all sleep.


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.


If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.


What do you think has become of the young and old men?What do you think has become of the women andchildren?They are alive and well somewhere;The smallest sprouts show there is really no death,And if ever there was it led forward life, and does not waitat the end to arrest it,And ceased the moment life appeared.All goes onward and outward. . . .and nothing collapses,And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.

  • death

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.

  • far

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


Our leading men are not of much account and never have been, but the average of the people is immense, beyond all history. Sometimes I think in all departments, literature and art included, that will be the way our superiority will exhibit itself. We will not have great individuals or great leaders, but a great average bulk, unprecedentedly great.


The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.


Simplicity is the glory of expression.

  • simplicity

I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election.


WE two boys together clinging, One the other never leaving, Up and down the roads going, North and South excursions making, Power enjoying, elbows stretching, fingers clutching, Arm'd and fearless, eating, drinking, sleeping, loving. No law less than ourselves owning, sailing, soldiering, thieving, threatening, Misers, menials, priests alarming, air breathing, water drinking, on the turf or the sea-beach dancing, Cities wrenching, ease scorning, statutes mocking, feebleness chasing, Fulfilling our foray.


I act as the tongue of you, ... tied in your mouth . . . . in mine it begins to be loosened.


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


Argue not concerning God,…re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul…

  • inspirational

I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.


This dust was once the man, Gentle, plain, just and resolute, under whose cautious hand,Against the foulest crime in history known in any land or age,Was saved the Union of these States.

  • death

Sex contains all, bodies, souls,Meanings, proofs, purities, delicacies, results, promulgations,Songs, commands, health, pride, the maternal mystery, the seminal milk,All hopes, benefactions, bestowals, all the passions, loves, beauties,delights of the earth.


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.


In the faces of men and women I see God, and in my own face in the glass, I find letters from God dropped in the street, and every one is signed by God's name. And I leave them where they are, for I know that wherever I go, others will punctually come for ever and ever.


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


A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.

  • city

There was a child went forth every day,And the first object he look'd upon, 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 streching eyeless years,The early lilacs became part of the child,And grass and white and red morning-glories and white and red clover, and the song of the phoebe-bird...


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.


Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?


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.

  • nature

I see the President almost every day. I see very plainly Abraham Lincoln's dark brown face with its deep-cut lines, the eyes always to me with a deep latent sadness in the expression. None of the artists or pictures has caught the deep, though subtle and indirect expression of this man's face. There is something else there. One of the great portrait painters of two or three centuries ago is needed.


Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me.


Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.


What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires -- how many aspirations after goodness and truth -- how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause!


Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?


Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.


I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.


And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

  • beautiful

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.


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.


The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.


The Past -- the dark unfathomed retrospect! The teeming gulf --the sleepers and the shadows! The past! the infinite greatness of the past! For what is the present after all but a growth out of the past?


The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.


...The city fireman-the fire that suddenly bursts forth in the close-pack'd square, The arriving engines, the hoarse shouts, the nimble stepping and daring,The strong command through the fire-trumpets, the falling in line,the rise and fall of the arms forcing the water,The slender, spasmic, blue-white jets-the bringing to bear of the hooks and ladders, and their execution,The crash and cut away of connecting wood-work, or through floors, if the fire smoulders under them,The crowd with their lit faces, watching-the glare and dense shadows;....


Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.


To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.


At times it has been doubtful to me if Emerson really knows or feels what Poetry is at its highest, as in the Bible, for instance, or Homer or Shakspeare. I see he covertly or plainly likes best superb verbal polish, or something old or odd

  • poetry

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.


They do not sweat and whine about their condition, they do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, they do not make me sick discussing their duty to God, not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago.


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.


The future is no more uncertain than the present.


The city sleeps and the country sleeps, the living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, the old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife; and these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, and such as it is to be of these more or less I am, and of these one and all I weave the song of myself.

  • sleep

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Death
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Large
Sleep
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Similar Poets

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