Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

American poet, essayist, and journalist

Lived from: 1819-1892

Category: Media | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: Walt Whitman

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    Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes).
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    A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
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    A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
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    A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
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    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.
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    All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
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    And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
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    And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
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    Be curious, not judgmental.
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    Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
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    Camerado! This is no book; who touches this touches a man.
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    Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
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    Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.
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    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.
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    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?
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