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Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers
by Walt Whitman

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers
where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman

Related topics: Nature

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Be curious, not judgmental.
- Walt Whitman

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

 

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
- Walt Whitman

O Captain. My Captain. our fearful trip is done.
- Walt Whitman

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I see great things in baseball.
It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman

We convince by our presence.
- Walt Whitman

To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
- Walt Whitman

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than
the metaphysics of books.
- Walt Whitman

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

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

Simplicity is the glory of expression.
- Walt Whitman

There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe.
- Walt Whitman

He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
- Walt Whitman

And there is no trade or employment but the young man
following it may become a hero.
- Walt Whitman

O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you,
yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself.
- Walt Whitman

In the confusion we stay with each other,
happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
- Walt Whitman

The beauty of independence, departure,
actions that rely on themselves.
- Walt Whitman

And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
- Walt Whitman

Whoever degrades another degrades me,
And whatever is done or said returns at last to me.
- Walt Whitman

I heard what was said of the universe,
heard it and heard it of several thousand years;
it is middling well as far as it goes -
but is that all?
- Walt Whitman

There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness
about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the
power of the noblest expressive genius.
- Walt Whitman

Produce great men, the rest follows.
- Walt Whitman

Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
- Walt Whitman

Here or henceforward it is all the same to me,
I accept Time absolutely.
- Walt Whitman

The future is no more uncertain than the present.
- Walt Whitman

The words of my book nothing, the drift of it everything.
- Walt Whitman

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad
manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
- Walt Whitman

Other lands have their vitality in a few,
a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
- Walt Whitman

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before,
Or else I am awake for the first time,
and all before has been a mean sleep.
- Walt Whitman

The beautiful uncut hair of graves.
- Walt Whitman

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.
- Walt Whitman

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
- Walt Whitman

I am for those who believe in loose delights,
I share the midnight orgies of young men,
I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.
- Walt Whitman

Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion
and growth of every dialect,
race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
- Walt Whitman

I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God,
I am as good as the best.
- Walt Whitman

I say to mankind, Be not curious about God.
For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God -
I hear and behold God in every object,
yet understand God not in the least.
- Walt Whitman

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
- Walt Whitman

When I give, I give myself.
- Walt Whitman

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
- Walt Whitman

A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
- Walt Whitman

Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself,
it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically,
Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
- Walt Whitman

Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles,
and each part and tag of me is a miracle.
- Walt Whitman

The shallow consider liberty a release from all law,
from every constraint.
The wise man sees in it, on the contrary,
the potent Law of Laws.
- Walt Whitman

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

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may
not enter upon this country,
if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.
- Walt Whitman

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

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and
melodious thoughts descend upon me?
- Walt Whitman

Henceforth I ask not good fortune.
I myself am good fortune.
- Walt Whitman

Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.
- Walt Whitman

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him
as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
- Walt Whitman

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks
to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
- Walt Whitman

I accept reality and dare not question it.
- Walt Whitman

Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
- Walt Whitman

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
- Walt Whitman

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity,
When I give I give myself.
- Walt Whitman

Nothing endures but personal qualities.
- Walt Whitman

If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
- Walt Whitman

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me,
why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
- Walt Whitman

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
- Walt Whitman

Now I see the secret of making the best person:
it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
- Walt Whitman

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

If you done it, it ain't bragging.
- Walt Whitman

The real war will never get in the books.
- Walt Whitman

To die is different from what any one supposed,
and luckier.
- Walt Whitman

The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly
to one single individual.
- Walt Whitman

Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life,
not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror,
and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
- Walt Whitman

I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.
- Walt Whitman


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