15 Quotes on friendship from Walt Whitman

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

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

O friend, my bosom said, / Through thee alone the sky is arched.

The friend, the beloved, is the stimulant.

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, / And what I assume you shall assume, / For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.

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

To have great poets, there must be great audiences too.

Happiness, not in another place but this placeā€¦not for another hour, but this hour.

Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)

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

The future is no more uncertain than the present.

Be curious, not judgmental.

The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges or churches or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.

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

Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.