Authors - Walt Whitman
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
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
In the faces of men and women I see God.
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
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 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.
Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
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.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
We convince by our presence.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
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.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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.
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.