December 17, 2011

10 Inspirational Quotes By Walt Whitman

Walter Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and 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. [source: wikipedia]

10 Inspirational Quotes By Walt Whitman
  1. 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.

  2. I exist as I am, that is enough.

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

  4. Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.

  5. Produce great men, the rest follows.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
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.


Be curious, not judgmental.

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