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Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman (/?hw?tm?n/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

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Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

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

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I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

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

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

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

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Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

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

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

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I celebrate myself, and sing myself.

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There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles an ...

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

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Walt Whitman, a kosmos, of Manhattan the son, Turbulent, fleshy, sensual, eating, drinking and breed ...

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The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.

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In nothing is there more evolution than the American mind.

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