Walt Whitman

1819 - 1892

A Quote by Walt Whitman on awareness, cheerfulness, contentment, and world

I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. One world is aware, and by the far the largest to me, and that is myself, And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness, I can wait.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Leaves of Grass

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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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A Quote by Walt Whitman on power

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Nothing external to me can have any power over me.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: quoted by Og Mandino

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on accidents, animals, balance, hunger, and ridicule

O to be self-balanced for contingencies, To confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs as the trees and the animals do.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on books and glory

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

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on earth, secrets, and sleep

Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons.  It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Song of the Open Road

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on colors and love

Love-buds, put before you and within you, whoever you are, Buds to be unfolded on the old terms; If you bring the warmth of the sun to them, they will open, and bring form, color, perfume, to you; If you become the aliment and the wet, they will become flowers, fruits, tall blanches and trees.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Leaves of Grass

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