Quotes of Carl Sandburg

“ A politician should have three hats: one for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on the way. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life, and as soon as I done it I seen it. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Nothing happens unless first we dream. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Nothing happens unless first a dream. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ A man must find time for himself. Time is what we spend our lives with. If we are not careful we find others spending it for us. . . . It is necessary now and then for a man to go away by himself and experience loneliness; to sit on a rock in the forest and to ask of himself, 'Who am I, and where have I been, and where am I going?' . . . If one is not careful, one allows diversions to take up one's time—the stuff of life. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Come clean with a child heart Laugh as peaches in the summer wind Let rain on a house roof be a song Let the writing on your face be a smell of apple orchards on late June. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. A book that does nothing to you is dead. A baby, whether it does anything to you, represents life. If a bad fire should break out in this house and I had my choice of saving the library or the babies, I would save what is alive. Never will a time come when the most marvelous recent invention is as marvelous as a newborn baby. The finest of our precision watches, the most supercolossal of our supercargo plants, don't compare with a newborn baby in the number and ingenuity of coils and springs, in the flow and change of chemical solutions, in timing devices and interrelated parts that are irreplaceable. A baby is very modern. Yet it is also the oldest of the ancients. A baby doesn't know he is a hoary and venerable antique — but he is. Before man learned how to make an alphabet, how to make a wheel, how to make a fire, he knew how to make a baby — with the great help of woman, and his God and Maker. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Tell no man anything, for no man listens Yet hold thy lips ready to speak. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Read the dictionary from A to Izzard today. Get a vocabulary. Brush up on your diction. See whether wisdom is just a lot of language. ”

- Carl Sandburg

“ Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance. ”

- Carl Sandburg
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