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Walt Whitman quotes

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

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.

Be curious, not judgmental.

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

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?

When I give, I give myself.

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.

I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.

I exist as I am, that is enough.

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.

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.

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.