Walt Whitman Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Walt Whitman quotes, Walt Whitman sayings, and Walt Whitman proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. Walt Whitman
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. Walt Whitman
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world. Walt Whitman
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Walt Whitman
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself. Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
Simplicity is the glory of expression. Walt Whitman
Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman
This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat. Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
Simplicity is the glory of expression. Walt Whitman
Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything. Walt Whitman
The future is no more uncertain than the present. Walt Whitman
There will never be any more perfection than there is now. Walt Whitman
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes. Walt Whitman
Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman
The carpenter dresses his plank, the tongue of his foreplane whistles its wild ascending lisp. Walt Whitman
The ecstasy is so short but the forgetting is so long. Walt Whitman
When lilacs last in the door-yard bloom'd, And the great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night, I mourn'd—and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. Walt Whitman
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women Walt Whitman
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes. Walt Whitman
We convince by our presence. Walt Whitman
The road to wisdom is paved with excess. The mark of a true writer is their ability to mystify the familiar and familiarize the strange. Walt Whitman
Happiness, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour. Walt Whitman
Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed. Walt Whitman
Women sit or move to and fro, some old, some young, The young are beautiful—but the old are more beautiful than the young Walt Whitman
Roaming in thought over the Universe, I saw the little that is Good steadily hastening towards immortality, And the vast all that is called Evil I saw hastening to merge itself and become lost and dead. Walt Whitman