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Top 46 Walt Whitman Quotes (LEAVES OF GRASS)

Top 10 Most Famous Walt Whitman Quotes (BEST)

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
Happiness, not in another place but this place... not for another hour, but this hour.
Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.
I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Resist much, obey little.
Resist much, obey little.
Either define the moment or the moment will define you.
Either define the moment or the moment will define you.
Every hour of every day is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
Every hour of every day is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
When one reaches out to help another he touches the face of God.
When one reaches out to help another he touches the face of God.

12 Inspirational Walt Whitman Quotes About Life

“Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it by yourself. It is not far. It is within reach. Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know. Perhaps it is everywhere – on water and land.”

Walt Whitman
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
The gift is to the giver, and comes back most to him - it cannot fail.
The gift is to the giver, and comes back most to him – it cannot fail.
Peace is always beautiful.
Peace is always beautiful.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
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.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.

Walt Whitman Quotes on Love

Failing to fetch me at first, keep encouraged. Missing me one place, search another. I stop somewhere waiting for you.
Failing to fetch me at first, keep encouraged. Missing me one place, search another. I stop somewhere waiting for you.

8 Wise Walt Whitman Quotes to Live By (WISDOM)

We were together. I forget the rest.
We were together. I forget the rest.
Do anything, but let it produce joy.
Do anything, but let it produce joy.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
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.
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.
Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.
Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul.
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.

12 Walt Whitman Quotes That Will Make You Think

“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
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.
The truth is simple. If it was complicated, everyone would understand it.
The truth is simple. If it was complicated, everyone would understand it.
The future is no more uncertain than the present.
The future is no more uncertain than the present.
I hate commas in the wrong places.
I hate commas in the wrong places.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity. When I give, I give myself.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity. When I give, I give myself.
I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.
I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.
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.
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.
Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.
Pointing to another world will never stop vice among us; shedding light over this world can alone help us.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

3 Walt Whitman Quotes on Death

To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.

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