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    I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: bad  god 
     
    To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: night  miracle 
     
    Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: dark  moment  miracle 
     
    Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: charity 
     
    A writer can do nothing for men more necessary, satisfying, than just simply to reveal to them the infinite possibility of their own souls.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: men  soul  possibility 
     
    Whoever you are, now I place my hand upon you/ That you may be my poem/ I whisper with my lips close to your ear/ I have loved many women and men, but I love none better than you.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: men  women 
     
    Wisdom is not finally tested by the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: soul  wisdom  school 
     
    Loafe with me on the grass-loose the stop from your throat; Not words, not music or rhyme I want-not custom or lecture, not even the best; Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: music  rhyme 
     
    Simplicity is the glory of expression.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: simplicity 
     
    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
    tags: travel  water 
     
    Love the earth and sun and animals, Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, Stand up for the stupid and crazy, Devote your income and labor to others... And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: animals  earth  crazy  poem 
     
    I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable.
    — Walt Whitman
    Did you, too, O friend, suppose democracy was only for elections, for politics, and for a party name? I say democracy is only of use there that it may pass on and come to its flower and fruit in manners, in the highest forms of interaction between people, and their beliefs - in religion, literature, colleges and schools- democracy in all public and private life...
    — Walt Whitman
    Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find."
    — Walt Whitman
    The whole purpose of the universe is unerringly aimed at one thing - you.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: universe 
     
    Every hour of every day is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: miracle 
     
    We were together. I forget the rest.
    — Walt Whitman
    I think I could always live with animals. The more you're around people, the more you love animals.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: animals  people  live 
     
    Be curious, not judgmental.
    — Walt Whitman
    Sail Forth- Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: soul  risk  water 
     
    Either define the moment or the moment will define you.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: moment 
     
    O YOU whom I often and silently come where you are, that I may be with you; As I walk by your side, or sit near, or remain in the same room with you, Little you know the subtle electric fire that for your sake is playing within me.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: fire 
     
    Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: soul  universe 
     
    Happiness, not in another place but this place...not for another hour, but this hour.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: happiness 
     
    Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
    — Walt Whitman
    this is thy hour o soul, thy free flight into the wordless, away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done, thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best, night, sleep, death and the stars.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: death  lessons  soul  sleep  star  night  book 
     
    Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: freedom 
     
    Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
    — Walt Whitman
    NOT I - NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: travel 
     
    I know I am deathless. No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before. I laugh at what you call dissolution, and I know the amplitude of time.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: time  doubt 
     
    O me! O life!... of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless... of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: questions 
     
    The truth is simple. If it was complicated, everyone would understand it.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: truth 
     
    In the faces of men and women, I see God.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: men  women  god 
     
    The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.
    — Walt Whitman
    I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: beautiful  divine 
     
    I hate commas in the wrong places.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: hate  wrong 
     
    Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: soul  insult 
     
    The moon gives you light, and the bugles and the drums give you music, and my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: heart  music  moon 
     
    Be not ashamed women, ... You are the gates of the body, and you are the gates of the soul.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: women  soul  body 
     
    Dismiss whatever insults your soul.
    — Walt Whitman
    tags: soul  insult 
     
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    walt whitman
    Birth    : May 31, 1819
    Death  : March 26, 1892
    Occupation  : Poet