Famous Walt Whitman Quotes

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

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

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.”

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

Be curious, not judgmental.”

Simplicity is the glory of expression.”

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

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.”

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.”

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

I exist as I am, that is enough.”

When I give I give myself.”

If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.”

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.”

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

The future is no more uncertain than the present.”

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.”

Nothing endures but personal qualities.”

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

I accept reality and dare not question it.”

Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.”

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

Produce great men, the rest follows.”

Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.”

The real war will never get in the books.”

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

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?”