Walt Whitman

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Walter "Walt" Whitman (/ˈhwɪtmən/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Born in Huntington on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and—in addition to publishing his poetry—was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842). Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to ... More

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Walt Whitman Quotes

Walt Whitman #Nature

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

Photo of Walt Whitman And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
Walt Whitman #Art

Photo of Walt Whitman The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Walt Whitman #Beauty

Photo of Walt Whitman The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
Walt Whitman #Best #God #Good

Photo of Walt Whitman I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Walt Whitman #Best #God #Good

Photo of Walt Whitman I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Walt Whitman #Business #Nature #Politics

Photo of 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 #Cool

Photo of Walt Whitman Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
Walt Whitman #Best

Photo of Walt Whitman 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.
Walt Whitman #Death

Photo of Walt Whitman Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Walt Whitman #Death

Photo of Walt Whitman And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Walt Whitman #Freedom

Photo of Walt Whitman Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.
Walt Whitman #Friendship

Photo of Walt Whitman I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
Walt Whitman #Funny

Photo of Walt Whitman I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Walt Whitman #Future

Photo of Walt Whitman The future is no more uncertain than the present.
Walt Whitman #God

Photo of Walt Whitman I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
Walt Whitman #Good

Photo of Walt Whitman Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Walt Whitman #Great #Sports

Photo of Walt Whitman I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
Walt Whitman #Great

Photo of Walt Whitman And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
Walt Whitman #Great #Men #Women

Photo of Walt Whitman A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
Walt Whitman #Great #Poetry

Photo of Walt Whitman To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Walt Whitman #Great

Photo of Walt Whitman The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
Walt Whitman #Great #Men

Photo of Walt Whitman Produce great men, the rest follows.
Walt Whitman #History

Photo of Walt Whitman Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Walt Whitman #Inspirational

Photo of Walt Whitman We convince by our presence.