Walt Whitman

1819 - 1892

A Quote by Walt Whitman

And I will show of male and female that either is but the equal of the other.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Song of Myself, 1939.

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on business, nature, and politics

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on divinity, effort, originality, people, poets, religion, present, and time

Perhaps the efforts of the true poets, founders, religions, literatures, all ages, have been, and ever will be, our time and times to come, essentially the same - to bring people back from their present strayings and sickly abstractions, to the costless, average, divine, original concrete.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman

Not till the sun excludes you do I exclude you.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on children

A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on learning, silence, and time

When I heard the learn'd astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on beginning, clarity, death, joy, life, and soul

Joy, shipmate, joy! (Pleased to my soul at death I cry), Our life is closed, our life begins, The long, long anchorage we leave, The ship is clear at last, she leaps! She swiftly courses from the shore, Joy, shipmate, joy!

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on death

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Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Starting from Paumanok

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on anger, democracy, and history

I cannot too often repeat that Democracy is a word the real gist of which still sleeps, quite unawakened, notwithstanding the resonance and the many angry tempests out of which its syllables have come, from pen or tongue. It is a great word, whose history, I suppose, remains unwritten because that history has yet to be enacted.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

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