“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.” —Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

10 thoughts on “Walt Whitman Quote

  1. This is the basics of fulfilled life. Whitman, Song of Myself; its inspiring. I love every words.

  2. Simply put, let be our brother’s keeper. Let always stand up for one another, the world will be a better place

  3. This is such an insightful quote showing us the right way to live. It’s sad not many people can do this.

  4. If everyone could live by this inspiring quote the world would be a much better place. I feel very inspired by these words.

  5. Humans are so self centered that they despise the weak and the needy. I hope a lot of people get to read this.

  6. If only we look at the world at the same extent , it would be a better place. As weak and fragile we all are it is also these same hands that can help us to be better. Great mentality.

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