Walt Whitman Quotes


74 Walt Whitman quotes:



"[Rush fans hoping to see more of the band may take comfort from the album's final song.] Out of the Cradle, ... Here we come out of the cradle / Endlessly rocking."
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Comfort Quotes
"Character and personal force are the only investments worth anything"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Character Quotes
"Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?"
"Youth, large, lusty, loving - Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?"
"Their manners, speech, dress, friendships, -- the freshness and candor of their physiognomy -- the picturesque looseness of their carriage -- their deathless attachment to freedom -- their aversion to anything indecorous or soft or mean -- the practical acknowledgment of the citizens of one state by the citizens of all other states -- the fierceness of their roused resentment -- their curiosity and welcome of novelty -- their self-esteem and wonderful sympathy -- their susceptibility to a slight -- the air they have of persons who never knew how it felt to stand in the presence of superiors -- the fluency of their speech -- their delight in music, a sure symptom of manly tenderness and native elegance of soul -- their good temper and open-handedness -- the terrible significance of their elections, the President's taking off his hat to them, not they to him -- these too are unrhymed poetry. It awaits the gigantic and generous treatment worthy of it."
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: America Quotes
"What a devil art thou, Poverty! How many desires -- how many aspirations after goodness and truth -- how many noble thoughts, loving wishes toward our fellows, beautiful imaginings thou hast crushed under thy heel, without remorse or pause!"
"How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Argument Quotes
"Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?"
"I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences."
"A great city is that which has the greatest men and women."
"I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes - but is that all?"
"There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance."
"I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones."
"Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all."
"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."
"The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws."
"Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Class Quotes
"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us."
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"The Past -- the dark unfathomed retrospect! The teeming gulf --the sleepers and the shadows! The past! the infinite greatness of the past! For what is the present after all but a growth out of the past?"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"Youth, large, lusty, loving -- Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Youth Quotes



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