Quotation Explorer - 'Carl Sandburg'

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. - Carl Sandburg
I'm an idealist: I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way. - 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
Look out how you use proud words.When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back.They wear long boots, hard boots; they walk off proud; they can’t hear you calling -Look out how you use proud words. - Carl Sandburg
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. - Carl Sandburg
Nothing happens unless first we dream. - Carl Sandburg
I'm either going to be a writer or a bum. - Carl Sandburg
Someday they'll give a war and nobody will come. - Carl Sandburg
Have I, have you, been too silent? Is there an easy crime of silence? - Carl Sandburg
I take you and pile high the memories. Death will break her claws on some I keep. - Carl Sandburg
When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along. - 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
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it runs by. - Carl Sandburg
Time is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you do not let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg
The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on. - Carl Sandburg
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. - Carl Sandburg
Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. - Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. - Carl Sandburg
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer. - Carl Sandburg
Gather the stars if you wish it soGather the songs and keep them.Gather the faces of women.Gather for keeping years and years.And then...Loosen your hands, let go and say good-bye.Let the stars and songs go.Let the faces and years go.Loosen your hands and say good-bye. - Carl Sandburg
Tell no man anything, for no man listensYet hold thy lips ready to speak. - Carl Sandburg
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. - Carl Sandburg
There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams. - Carl Sandburg
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning - Carl Sandburg
Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed. - Carl Sandburg
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work. - Carl Sandburg
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way. - Carl Sandburg
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by. - Carl Sandburg
Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance. - Carl Sandburg
I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth. - Carl Sandburg
Nothing happens unless first a dream. - Carl Sandburg
To work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard. - Carl Sandburg
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