Carl Sandburg Quotes
A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one. Genius is the talent of a dead man.
A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.
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.
All human actions are equivalent and all are on principle doomed to failure.
All politicians should have 3 hats - one to throw into the ring, one to talk through, and one to pull rabbits out of if elected.
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.
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky - or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen.
Calling it off comes easy enough if you haven't told the girl you are smitten with her.
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.
Here is the difference between Dante, Milton, and me. They wrote about hell and never saw the place. I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.
I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
I can remember only a few of the strange and curious words now dead but living and spoken by the English people a thousand years ago.
I couldn't see myself filling some definite niche in what is called a career. This was all misty.
I decided I would go to Chicago and try my luck as a writer after those eight months as a fireman.
I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor.
I fell in love, not deep, but I fell several times and then fell out.
I had been keeping an off eye on the advertising field, thinking I might become an idea man and a copywriter.
I had taken a course in Ethics. I read a thick textbook, heard the class discussions and came out of it saying I hadn't learned a thing I didn't know before about morals and what is right or wrong in human conduct.
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January 6, 1878
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