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Walt Whitman

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Widely considered to be one of America's best and most influential poets.. American poet essayist journalist and humanist

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Quote Left I exist as I am, that is enough. Quote Right
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Quote Left Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch. Quote Right
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Quote Left From this hour I ordain myself loos'd of limits and imaginary lines, Going where I list, my own master total and absolute, Listening to others, considering well what they say, Pausing, searching, receiving, contemplating, Gently, but with undeniable will, divesting myself of the holds that would hold me. Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheefully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait... And as to you, Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, (No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.) Quote Right
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Quote Left The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. Quote Right
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Quote Left And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death. Quote Right
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Quote Left Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. Quote Right
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Quote Left I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. Quote Right
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Quote Left I have said that the soul is not more than the body, And I have said that the body is not more than the soul, And nothing, not God, is greater to one than one's self is. Quote Right
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Quote Left In the swamp in secluded recesses, A shy and hidden bird is warbling a song.... Quote Right
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Quote Left Do I contradict myself Very well then I contradict myself, Quote Right
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Quote Left As I ebb'd with the ocean of life, As I wended the shores I know, As I walk'd where the ripples continually wash you Paumanok, Quote Right
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Quote Left Either define the moment or the moment will define you. Quote Right
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Quote Left Has anyone supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her that it is just as lucky to die, and I know it. Quote Right
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Quote Left I see great things in baseball. It's our game--the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us. Quote Right
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Quote Left Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling. Quote Right
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Quote Left O past! O happy life! O songs of joy! In the air, in the woods, over fields,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Ebb, ocean of life, (the flow will return,) Cease not your moaning you fierce old mother,... Quote Right
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Quote Left Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Quote Right
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Quote Left I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. Quote Right
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Quote Left Answer That you are here---that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. Quote Right
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Quote Left I celebrate myself, and sing myself. Quote Right
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Quote Left I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences. Quote Right
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Quote Left And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud. Quote Right
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