more pithy thoughts

“This is what you should do:

Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to anyone 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 people, take off your hat to nothing known or unkown or to men or any number or men… Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss what insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

-Walt Whitman


Author: stephen

stephen harris is a writer, painter and a photographer who lives with his family in maine.

2 thoughts on “more pithy thoughts”

  1. Nice thoughts, but I am not prepared to stand up for the stupid, give away all my money or deny debate about God. Other than that, I’m in!

  2. Hmmmm, argue not concerning God, but re-examine everything you have been told at church. When I put those two together, I think dear old Walt may have been a tad schizophrenic.

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