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The 30 best sentences of Walt Whitman

The 30 best sentences of Walt Whitman

September 13, 2022

Today we bring you a selection of phrases by Walt Whitman (1819-1892).

This American poet, essayist, journalist and humanist was a great symbol of philosophical realism. He is considered one of the most influential authors of contemporary literature.

Walt Whitman phrases absolutely unmissable

Hopefully these phrases of Walt Whitman make you think as much as we do. Without further delay, we begin.

1. I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell.

I swear, there are divine things more beautiful than words can say.

2. We were together. I forgot the rest.

We were together. I forgot the rest.


3. I exist as I am. That is enough.

I exist as I am. It's enough.

4. Keep your face always towards the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.

Keep your face always towards the sunlight and the shadows will fall behind you.

5. If you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders.

If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when you walk.

6. Will you come travel with me? Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?

Do you want to come and travel with me? Are we going to hit each other for the time we live?

7. Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.

Let your soul be fresh and composed before a million universes.


8. When I give, I give myself.

When I give, I give to myself.

9. Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

What satisfies the soul is true.

10. Peace is always beautiful.

Peace is always beautiful.

11. Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

Now, traveler, navigate to another, to search and find.

12. Resist much, obey little.

Resists a lot, obeys little.

13. I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

I think a blade of grass is no less than the trip - work of the stars.

14. The secret of it is to write ... without waiting for a fit time or place.

The secret of all this is to write ... without having to wait for a while in form or place.

15. To begin, begin.

To begin, start.

16. If you do it, it is not bragging

A fun reflection on the reasons to be proud.


17. Freedom: to walk free and own not superior

A curious definition of the concept of freedom.

18. I accept reality and dare not to question it

Phrase philosophical about what is freedom.

19. To have great poets, there must be great audiences

Many times we forget the social context in which artists appear.

20. Produce great men, the rest follows

A recipe to build better societies.

21. Do anything, but let it produce joy

What matters is that what we do produces happiness.

22. In the faces of men and women, I see God

Whitman saw traces of the divine in humanity.

23. The real war will never get in the books

The important battles are underground.

24. The future is no more uncertain than the present

The present is full of surprises.

25. If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred

A phrase that explains itself in relation to other reflections of Whitman on the divine.

26. The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book

A reflection on the rupturist books.

27. I believe that much unseen is also here

A phrase about the metaphysical.

28. I am not contain'd between my hat and my boots

Another reflection about the material and to what extent we are only our body.

29. Simplicity is the glory of expression

Interesting aphorism about the simple.

30. I celebrate myself, and sing myself

A phrase of Walt Whitman full of vitalism.

I hope you liked these quotes from Walt Whitman! Thank you portu visit and continue to enjoy the best literature.


♡ Audiobook ♡ Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman ♡ Classic Literature & Poetry (September 2022).


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