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Quotes by Whitman - (28 quotes)

Harold Thurman Whitman - From the Questions category:

Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. (Harold Thurman Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Advice category:

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Art category:

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Audience category:

To have great poets, there must be great audiences. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Books category:

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

Answer that you are here – that life exists and identity, that the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Doubt category:

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

Walt Whitman - From the Earth category:

The earth remains jagged and broken to him or her who remains jagged and broken. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Ego category:

I celebrate myself, and sing myself. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Future category:

The future is no more uncertain than the present. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Generosity category:

When I give, I give myself. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Goodness category:

I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Health category:

- about his involvement with the aftermath of battles of the U.S. Civil War...
I supply often to some of these dear suffering boys in my presence and magnetism that which doctors nor medicines nor skills nor any routine assistance can give. I can testify that friendship has literally cured a fever, and the medicine of daily affection, a bad wound. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Humanity category:

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

Walt Whitman - From the Light category:

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Miracles category:

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

Walt Whitman - From the Nature category:

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

Walt Whitman - From the Pets category:

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)

Walt Whitman - From the Poetry category:

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Portraiture category:

-on his portrait by Thomas Eakins...
Eakins is not a painter, He is a force. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Prosperity category:

Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Questions category:

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

Walt Whitman - From the Reality category:

I accept reality and dare not question it. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Simplicity category:

Simplicity is the glory of expression. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Truth category:

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Universe category:

Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Windows category:

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. (Walt Whitman)

Walt Whitman - From the Words category:

The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything. (Walt Whitman)