Walt Whitman

1819 - 1892

A Quote by Walt Whitman on certainty, children, day, pity, and wonder

There was a child went forth everyday, And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or dread, that object he became, And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day... or for many years or stretching cycles of years...

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: There Was a Child Went Forth, in Leaves of Grass

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on colors, heart, love, and miracles

In the dooryard fronting an old farm-house near the white-wash'd palings, Stands the lilac-bush tall-growing with heart-shaped leaves of rich green, with many a pointed blossom rising delicate, with the perfume strong I love, With every leaf a miracle - and from this bush in the dooryard, With delicate-color'd blossoms and heart-shaped leaves of rich green, A sprig with its flower I break.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Leaves of Grass, 1865

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on chance, pleasure, and world

There's a man in the world who is never turned down, wherever he chances to stray; he gets the glad hand in the populous town, or out where the farmers make hay; he's greeted with pleasure on deserts of sand, and deep in the aisles of the woods; wherever he goes there's a welcoming hand-he's the man who delivers the goods.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on books and war

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The real war will never get in the books.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on earth, heart, and perfection

In this broad earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed of perfection.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Song of the Universal

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on travel

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NOT I-NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on country, horses, and peace

Through the ample open door of the peaceful country barn, A sun-lit pasture field, with cattle and horses feeding; And haze, and vista, and the far horizon, fading away.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on country, poets, and proof

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on insults and soul

Re-examine all you have been told . . . Dismiss what insults your Soul.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on children and water

Where are your combing seas, your blue water, your rollers, your breakers, your whales, or your waterspouts, and your endless motion, in this bit of a forest, child?

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Leaves of Grass

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