Carl Sandburg Quotes
Most popular Carl Sandburg Quotes
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
The customer is always right.
Count reminiscences like money.
Nothing happens, unless first a dream.
Time is a sandpile we run our fingers in.
Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
The republic is a dream. Nothing happens unless first a dream.
Love your neighbor as yourself; but don't take down the fence.
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
Slang is language that takes off its coat, spits on its hands, and goes to work.
Excellent authority tells us that the right laughter is medicine to weary bones.
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
When one has the right swing and enthusiasm, selling is not unlike hunting, a veritable sport.
Look out how you use proud words. When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back.
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
The machine, yes the machine, never wastes anybody's time, never watches the foreman, and never talks back.
The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over the harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
I am the people — the mob — the crowd — the mass. Do you know that all the great work of the world is done through me?
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment.
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen. Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us.
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.
Truth consists of paradoxes and a paradox is two facts that stand on opposite hilltops and across the intervening valley call each other liars.
An ambition is a little creeper that creeps and creeps in your heart night and day, singing a little song, "Come and find me, come and find me."
People lie because they don't remember clear what they saw. People lie because they can't help making a story better than it was the way it happened.
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.
Every blunder behind us is giving a cheer for us, and only for those who were willing to fail are the dangers and splendors of life. To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.