Walt Whitman Quotes

How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of the Broad Axe," sect. 6.
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The moon gives you light, And the bugles and the drums give you music, And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, My heart gives you love.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Dirge for Two Veterans (l. 33-36). . . The Complete Poems [Walt Whitman]. Francis Murphy, ed. (1975; repr. 1986) Penguin Books.
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The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Song of the Broad Axe, sct. 3.
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To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Emerson's Books," Notes Left Over (1881).
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Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing, Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms, Strong and content I travel the open road.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of the Open Road," sct. 1 (1856).
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This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, Snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. Faces, sct. 2.
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O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, You express me better than I can express myself.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Song of the Open Road," sct. 4 (1856).
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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.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), U.S. poet. "Freedom," Notes Left Over (1881).
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