Walt Whitman

1819 - 1892

A Quote by Walt Whitman

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars,
And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren,
And the tree-toad is a chef-d’oeuvre for the highest,
And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven,
And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery,
And the cow crunching with depress’d head surpasses any statue,
And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on walt whitman, quote, master, new order, no more priests, be your own priest, divinity, soul, universe, reality, self, awaken, consciousness, question, and self empowerment

Re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book,
and dismiss whatever insults your own soul... 
It is also not consistent with the reality of the soul to admit that there is anything
in the known universe more divine than men and women.
The master knows that he is unspeakably great and that all are unspeakably great. 
There will soon be no more priests... They may wait awhile, perhaps a generation or two,
dropping off by degrees. A superior breed shall take their place.
A new order shall arise and they shall be the priests of man,
and every man shall be his own priest.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Leaves of Grass preface, 1855

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A Quote by Walt Whitman

"A mouse is a miracle enough to stagger quintillions of infidels"

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on miracle, thankfulness, inspirational, and day

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

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on people, identity, and interbeing

A simple separate person is not contained between his hat and his boots.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman

My ties and ballasts leave me - I travel - I sail - My elbows rest in the sea-gaps. I skirt the sierras. My palms cover continents - I am afoot with my vision.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman

My ties and ballasts leave me - I travel - I sail - My elbows rest in the sea-gaps. I skirt the sierras. My palms cover continents - I am afoot with my vision.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on continuous education

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself. I am large, I contains multitudes.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on praise, universe, life, joy, knowledge, and curious

Praised be the fathomless universe, for life and joy, and for objects and knowledge curious.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on friendship

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

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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