Quotes by Walt Whitman

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.


Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.


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?


I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.


The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.


The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing.


Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)


Be curious, not judgmental.


Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.


Produce great men, the rest follows.