Walt Whitman's Quotes

The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”
- Walt Whitman

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.”
- Walt Whitman

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”
- Walt Whitman

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

Be curious, not judgmental.”
- Walt Whitman

Simplicity is the glory of expression.”
- Walt Whitman

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”
- 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

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”
- Walt Whitman

Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.”
- Walt Whitman

I exist as I am, that is enough.”
- Walt Whitman

When I give I give myself.”
- Walt Whitman

If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.”
- Walt Whitman

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”
- Walt Whitman

The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.”
- Walt Whitman

The future is no more uncertain than the present.”
- Walt Whitman

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.”
- Walt Whitman

Nothing endures but personal qualities.”
- Walt Whitman

To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”
- Walt Whitman

I accept reality and dare not question it.”
- Walt Whitman

Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.”
- Walt Whitman

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.”
- Walt Whitman

Produce great men, the rest follows.”
- Walt Whitman

Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.”
- Walt Whitman

The real war will never get in the books.”
- Walt Whitman

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

Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?”
- Walt Whitman