Best 50 Quotes of Great Walt Whitman (2021 Updated)

50 Quotes of Great Walt Whitman on Love, Life and Nature.

Walt Whitman

BornMay 31, 1819
West Hills, New York. U.S.
DiedMarch 26, 1892
Camden, New Jersey, U.S.
OccupationPoet, Essayist, Journalist

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Famous Walt Whitman Quotes


“Peace is always beautiful.”

Walt Whitman


“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”

Walt Whitman


“Be curious, not judgmental.”

Walt Whitman


“I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.”

Walt Whitman


“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.”

Walt Whitman


“Every hour of every day is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”

Walt Whitman


“Either define the moment or the moment will define you.”

Walt Whitman


“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman


“If anything is sacred the human body is sacred.”

Walt Whitman


“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”

Walt Whitman


“In the faces of men and women, I see God.”

Walt Whitman


“Do anything, but let it produce joy.”

Walt Whitman


“There is no God any more divine than yourself.”

Walt Whitman


“The truth is simple. If it was complicated, everyone would understand it.”

Walt Whitman


“A blade of grass is the journeywork of the stars”

Walt Whitman


The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged – keep on – there are divine things, well envelop’d; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.

Walt Whitman


“To me, every cubic inch of space is a miracle.”

Walt Whitman


“To have great poets, there must be great audiences.”

Walt Whitman


“When one reaches out to help another he touches the face of God.”

Walt Whitman


“I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.”

Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman Quotes about Love


“We were together. I forget the rest.”

Walt Whitman


“I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love, If you want me again look for me under your bootsoles.”

Walt Whitman


“I keep thinking about you every few minutes all day.”

Walt Whitman


“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.”

Walt Whitman


“Those who love each other shall become invincible.”

Walt Whitman


“Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others… And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

Walt Whitman


“I give you my hand, I give you my love more precious than money, I give you myself before preaching or law; Will you give me yourself?”

Walt Whitman


“Whoever you are, now I place my hand upon you/ That you may be my poem/ I whisper with my lips close to your ear/ I have loved many women and men, but I love none better than you.”

Walt Whitman


“Love, that is day and night – love, that is sun and moon and stars, Love, that is crimson, sumptuous, sick with perfume, no other words but words of love, no other thought but love.”

Walt Whitman


“The female that loves unrequited sleeps,

And the male that loves unrequited sleeps,

The head of the money-maker that plotted all day sleeps,

And the enraged and treacherous dispositions, all, all sleep.”

Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman Quotes about Nature


“Give me solitude, give me Nature, give me again O Nature your primal sanities!”

Walt Whitman


“Why who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know nothing else but miracles, whether they be animals feeding in the fields, Or, birds, or the wonderfulness of insects in the air, Or the wonderfulness of the sundown, or of stars shining so quiet and bright, Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring; These, with the rest, one and all, are to me, miracles.”

Walt Whitman


“Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.”

Walt Whitman


“Lo, the most excellent sun so calm and haughty, The violet and purple morn with just-felt breezes, The gentle soft-born measureless light, The miracle spreading bathing all, the fulfill’d noon, The coming eve delicious, the welcome night and the stars, Over my cities shining all, enveloping man and land.”

Walt Whitman


“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

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Walt Whitman Quotes about Life


“I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.”

Walt Whitman


“Sure as Life holds all parts together, Death holds all parts together.”

Walt Whitman


“To know the universe itself as a road, as many roads, as roads for traveling souls.”

Walt Whitman


“In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.”

Walt Whitman


“I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.”

Walt Whitman


“Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.”

Walt Whitman


“I see behind each mask that wonder a kindred soul.”

Walt Whitman


“I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.

Walt Whitman


“Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.”

Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman Inspirational Quotes


“The future is no more uncertain than the present.”

Walt Whitman


“All beauty comes from beautiful blood and a beautiful brain.”

Walt Whitman


“Only themselves understand themselves and the like of themselves, As souls only understand souls.”

Walt Whitman


“The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung.”

Walt Whitman


“I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.”

Walt Whitman


“I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.”

Walt Whitman

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