Authors - Walt Whitman

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Walter "Walt" Whitman (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. - Wikipedia

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Quote 60by Anonymous on 10/12/2010

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
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    Quote 2155by Anonymous on 23/01/2011

    In the faces of men and women I see God.
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      Quote 5470by Anonymous on 04/07/2011

      And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
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        Quote 5663by Anonymous on 18/08/2011

        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.
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          Quote 5954by Anonymous on 07/09/2011

          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.
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            Quote 5987by Anonymous on 11/09/2011

            Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
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              Quote 6449by Anonymous on 19/09/2011

              I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
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                Quote 7167by Anonymous on 26/10/2011

                Wisdom is not finally tested in 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.
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                  Quote 7502by Anonymous on 07/12/2011

                  All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
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                    Quote 7875by Anonymous on 26/02/2012

                    I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
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                      Quote 8226by Anonymous on 30/04/2012

                      To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
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                        Quote 9533by Anonymous on 02/08/2012

                        I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
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                          Quote 9590by Anonymous on 05/08/2012

                          We convince by our presence.
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                            Quote 10076by Anonymous on 11/09/2012

                            Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
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                              Quote 10463by Anonymous on 06/10/2012

                              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.
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                                Quote 10607by Anonymous on 12/10/2012

                                Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
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                                  Quote 10904by Anonymous on 08/11/2012

                                  The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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                                    Quote 12144by Anonymous on 10/03/2013

                                    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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                                      Quote 12969by Anonymous on 07/06/2013

                                      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.
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                                        Quote 13328by Anonymous on 07/07/2013

                                        To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
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