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100+ Walt Whitman Quotes

Walt Whitman was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman's influence on poetry remains strong. Mary Smith Whitall Costelloe argued: "You cannot really understand America without Walt Whitman, ....He is America''. This is a collection of 100+ Walt Whitman Quotes and sayings.


The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. - Walt Whitman
Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me. - Walt Whitman
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. - Walt Whitman
Whoever is not in his coffin and the dark grave, let him know he has enough. - Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman
There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe. - Walt Whitman
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. - Walt Whitman
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. - Walt Whitman
If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred. - Walt Whitman
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. - Walt Whitman
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. - Walt Whitman
The future is no more uncertain than the present. - Walt Whitman
As to me,I know of nothing but miracles. - Walt Whitman
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word. - Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. - Walt Whitman
We convince by our presence. - 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
And your very flesh shall be a great poem. - Walt Whitman
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. - Walt Whitman
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. - Walt Whitman
Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people. - Walt Whitman
The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves. - Walt Whitman
I accept reality and dare not question it. - Walt Whitman
The future is no more uncertain than the present. - Walt Whitman
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor. - Walt Whitman
Dismiss whatever insults your own soul. - Walt Whitman
Freedom - to walk free and own no superior. - Walt Whitman
The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual. - Walt Whitman
When I give I give myself. - Walt Whitman
Do anything, but let it produce joy. - Walt Whitman
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women. - Walt Whitman
Nothing endures but personal qualities. - Walt Whitman
Simplicity is the glory of expression. - Walt Whitman
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul. - Walt Whitman
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. - Walt Whitman
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes. - Walt Whitman
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. - Walt Whitman
I celebrate myself, and sing myself. - Walt Whitman
Produce great men, the rest follows. - Walt Whitman
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher. - Walt Whitman
Resist much, obey little. - Walt Whitman
We were together. I forget the rest. - Walt Whitman
Be curious, not judgmental. - Walt Whitman
Peace is always beautiful. - Walt Whitman
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake. - Walt Whitman
These are the days that must happen to you. - Walt Whitman
Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us. - Walt Whitman
Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me. - Walt Whitman
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. - Walt Whitman
Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch. - Walt Whitman
And as to me, I know nothing else but miracles. - Walt Whitman
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won. - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. - Walt Whitman
I exist as I am, that is enough. - Walt Whitman
The future is no more uncertain than the present. - Walt Whitman
Touch me, touch the palm of your hand to my body as I pass, Be not afraid of my body. - Walt Whitman
Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find. - Walt Whitman
My words itch at your ears till you understand them. - Walt Whitman
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean. - Walt Whitman
I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. - Walt Whitman
The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung. - Walt Whitman
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. - Walt Whitman
Agonies are one of my changes of garments. - Walt Whitman
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all. - Walt Whitman
The sum of all known value and respect, I add up in you, whoever you are. - Walt Whitman
The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing. - Walt Whitman
I henceforth tread the world, chaste, temperate, an early riser, a steady grower. - Walt Whitman
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. - Walt Whitman
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. - Walt Whitman
A simple separate person is not contained between his hat and his boots. - Walt Whitman
Surrounded, detached, in measureless oceans of space. - Walt Whitman
Give me solitude — give me Nature — give me again, O Nature, your primal sanities! - Walt Whitman
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life. - Walt Whitman
The scent of these arm-pits is aroma finer than prayer. - Walt Whitman
Missing me one place, search another. I stop somewhere waiting for you. - Walt Whitman
I believe that much unseen is also here. - Walt Whitman
And as to you death, and you bitter hug of mortality . . . . it is idle to try to alarm me. - Walt Whitman
I will not descend among professors and capitalists. - Walt Whitman
The past and the present wilt. I have fill’d them, emptied them, And proceed to fill my next fold of the future. - Walt Whitman
To know the universe itself as a road, as many roads, as roads for traveling souls. - Walt Whitman
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends. - Walt Whitman
Sure as Life holds all parts together, Death holds all parts together. - Walt Whitman
Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty. - Walt Whitman
All beauty comes from beautiful blood and a beautiful brain. - Walt Whitman
Of all the earth her heart most full of sorrow because most full of love. - Walt Whitman
Shut not your doors to me proud libraries. - Walt Whitman
If you see a good deal remarkable in me I see just as much remarkable in you. - Walt Whitman
A heroic person walks at his ease through and out of that custom or precedent or authority that suits him not. - Walt Whitman
What will be will be well — for what is is well, To take interest is well, and not to take interest is well. - Walt Whitman
For who but I should understand love, with all its sorrow and joy? - Walt Whitman
There will never be any more perfection than there is now. - Walt Whitman
Eravamo insieme. Tutto il resto del mondo l'ho scordato. - Walt Whitman
Why should I pray? Why should I venerate and be ceremonious? - Walt Whitman
Or may-be one who is puzzled at me. As if I were not puzzled at myself! - Walt Whitman
Aquel que camina una sola legua sin amor, camina amortajado hacia su propio funeral. - Walt Whitman
Life is the little that is left over from dying. - Walt Whitman
All truths wait in all things. - Walt Whitman
I do not trouble my spirit to vindicate itself or be understood. - Walt Whitman
There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe. - Walt Whitman
To me the converging objects of the universe perpetually flow. - Walt Whitman
Not till the waters refuse to glisten for you and the leaves to rustle for you, do my words refuse to glisten and rustle for you. - Walt Whitman
The pleasures of heaven are with me and the pains of hell are with me. - Walt Whitman
Not till the waters refuse to glisten for you and the leaves to rustle for you, do my words refuse to glisten and rustle for you. - Walt Whitman
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