Walt Whitman

United States
31 May 1819 // 26 Mar 1892
Poet

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The poet is individual—he is complete in himself: the others are as good as he; only he sees it, and they do not.

Leaves of Grass
A heroic person walks at his ease through and out of that custom or precedent or authority that suits him not.

Leaves of Grass
The cleanest expression is that which finds no sphere worthy of itself and makes one.

Leaves of Grass
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.

Leaves of Grass
And I or you pocketless of a dime, may purchase the pick of the earth.

Song of Myself
Only themselves understand themselves and the like of themselves, As souls only understand souls.

Leaves of Grass
The powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse.

Leaves of Grass
I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.

Song of Myself
I discover myself on the verge of a usual mistake.

Song of Myself
Peace is always beautiful.

Leaves of Grass
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