233 Total Quotes

Walt Whitman Quotes

In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word
Walt Whitman
#Confusion

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?
Walt Whitman
#Desire

I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease... observing a spear of summer grass.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

Be curious, not judgmental.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet #Candor

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.
Walt Whitman
#Life

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?
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

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.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

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.
Walt Whitman
#Animals

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

Nothing endures but personal qualities
Walt Whitman
#Endure

I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

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
#American Poet #Believe

Peace is always beautiful, The myth of heaven indicates peace and night
Walt Whitman
#Heaven

The beautiful uncut hair of graves.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet

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
Walt Whitman
#Battles

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

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet #Believe

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet #Books And Reading

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.
Walt Whitman
#American Poet #Growth

It [baseball] will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.
Walt Whitman
#Baseball

When I, sitting, heard the astronomer, where he lectured with such applause in the lecture room, how soon, unaccountable, I became tired and sick; Till rising and gliding out, I wandered off by myself, in the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, looked up in perfect silence at the stars.
Walt Whitman
#Astronomy #Applause