Most Beautiful Quotes by American Poet Carl Sandburg

Collection of most interesting and awesome quotes by poet Carl Sandburg.

Carl August Sandburg was an American poet, biographer, journalist, and editor. He won three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln.

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Best Quotes by Carl Sandburg

I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until perhaps she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world.

— 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

Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected unplanned by me.

— Carl Sandburg

All human actions are equivalent… and all are on principle doomed to failure.

— Carl Sandburg

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way.

— Carl Sandburg

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

— Carl Sandburg

To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

— Carl Sandburg

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

— Carl Sandburg

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

— 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

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.

— Carl Sandburg

To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

— Carl Sandburg

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

— Carl Sandburg

Poetry is an echo asking a shadow to dance.

— Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.

— Carl Sandburg

Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

— Carl Sandburg

I’ve written some poetry I don’t understand myself.

— Carl Sandburg

We read Robert Browning’s poetry. Here we needed no guidance from the professor: the poems themselves were enough.

— Carl Sandburg

When I was writing pretty poor poetry this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.

— Carl Sandburg

Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.

— Carl Sandburg

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

— Carl Sandburg

The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.

— Carl Sandburg

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.

— 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

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

Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.

— Carl Sandburg

I learned you can’t trust the judgment of good friends.

— Carl Sandburg

Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.

— Carl Sandburg

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

— 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

I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take hours spent in a field where I was not a natural.

— Carl Sandburg

Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves spits on its hands and goes to work.

— Carl Sandburg

I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor.

— Carl Sandburg

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