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

1.

“Peace is always beautiful.”

Walt Whitman

2.

“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”

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“Be curious, not judgmental.”

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4.

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

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

Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman

7.

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

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8.

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

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9.

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

Walt Whitman

10.

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.”

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11.

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

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12.

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.”

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13.

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

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14.

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

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

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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

17.

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

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18.

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

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19.

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

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“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

21.

“We were together. I forget the rest.”

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22.

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

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23.

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

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24.

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

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25.

“Those who love each other shall become invincible.”

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“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

27.

“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

28.

“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.”

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29.

“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

30.

“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

31.

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

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“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.”

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33.

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

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“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

35.

“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

36.

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

Walt Whitman

37.

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

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38.

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

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39.

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

Walt Whitman

40.

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

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41.

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

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42.

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

Walt Whitman

43.

“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

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

Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman Inspirational Quotes

45.

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

Walt Whitman

46.

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

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47.

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

Walt Whitman

48.

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

Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman

50.

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

Walt Whitman

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