Walt Whitman (1819-1870) American poet

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To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. - Walt Whitman

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

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself (I am large, I contain multitudes). (Leaves of Grass, 1855) - Walt Whitman

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

I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. - Walt Whitman

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

The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul. - Walt Whitman

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

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

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

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. - Walt Whitman