Walt Whitman Quotes

74 Walt Whitman 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?"
"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game."
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."
"Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed."
"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars."
"To have great poets, there must be great audiences."
"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity."
"We convince by our presence."
"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
"I shall use America and democracy as convertible terms"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: America Quotes
"I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Exercise Quotes
"Simplicity is the glory of expression"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Expression Quotes
"I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease... observing a spear of summer grass."
"All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor."
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: American Poet Quotes Candor 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?"
"Be curious, not judgmental."
"Every moment of light and dark is a miracle."
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."
"Nothing endures but personal qualities"
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Endurance Quotes

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