Walter Whitman Jr. (; 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...
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
My poems are hymns of praise to the glory of life.