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Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman

Best known for "Leaves of Grass" as well as poems such as "I Sing the Body Electric" and "Song of Myself", Walt Whitman was a master of incorporating natural speech patterns and rhythms into his writing. Witnessing the rapid growth of the city around him, he wanted to create a new type of poetry that was in tune with the hope and optimism of the times. The Civil War greatly influenced his …

Date of Birth: May 31, 1819
Date of Death: March 26, 1892


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Walt Whitman

"This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul." Walt Whitman
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Life   

Walt Whitman

"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game." Walt Whitman
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"Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?" Walt Whitman
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Desire   

Walt Whitman

"Youth, large, lusty, loving -- Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?" Walt Whitman
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Youth   

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"Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling." Walt Whitman
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"I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease... observing a spear of summer grass." Walt Whitman
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Walt Whitman

"Future years will never know the seething hell and the black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not. The real war will never get in the books." Walt Whitman
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"In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word" Walt Whitman
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Confusion   

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"All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor." Walt Whitman
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American Poet    Candor   

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"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?" Walt Whitman
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American Poet   

Walt Whitman

"Be curious, not judgmental." Walt Whitman
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American Poet   

Walt Whitman

"Every moment of light and dark is a miracle." Walt Whitman
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American Poet   

Walt Whitman

"Press close bare-bosomed night -- press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds! night of the large few stars! Still nodding night! mad naked summer night." Walt Whitman
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Night   

Walt Whitman

"The real war will never get in the books" Walt Whitman
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"Sail Forth- Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all." Walt Whitman
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"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." Walt Whitman
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American Poet   

Walt Whitman

"Simplicity is the glory of expression" Walt Whitman
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Expression   

Walt Whitman

"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
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American Poet   

Walt Whitman

"Whatever satisfies the soul is truth." Walt Whitman
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American Poet   

Walt Whitman

"I know nothing grander, better exercise, better digestion, more positive proof of the past, the triumphant result of faith in human kind, than a well-contested American national election" Walt Whitman
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Exercise   

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"Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination?" Walt Whitman
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