Walt Whitman Quotes
"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."
"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game."
"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."
"And your very flesh shall be a great poem."
"I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars."
"You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things."
"I have learned that to be with those I like is enough."
"Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy."
"Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul."
"To have great poets, there must be great audiences."
"Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes."
"To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle."
"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."
"Baseball 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."
"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."
"Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?"
"When I give I give myself."
"The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul."
"Whatever satisfies the soul is truth."
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