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Carl Sandburg

Read through the most famous quotes from Carl Sandburg

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

— Carl Sandburg

#hope #religion #religion

I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.

— Carl Sandburg


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

— Carl Sandburg

#life #simile #life

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

#life #life

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

#be careful #careful #coin #determine #how

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

— Carl Sandburg


It is necessary ... for a man to go away by himself ... to sit on a rock ... and ask, 'Who am I, where have I been, and where am I going?

— Carl Sandburg

#introspection #life #self-reflection #life

To work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard.

— Carl Sandburg

#damn #die #die hard #go #go to hell

Give me hunger, pain and want, Shut me out with shame and failure From your doors of gold and fame, Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger! But leave me a little love.

— Carl Sandburg


Let your heart look on white sea spray and be lonely. Love is a fool star. You and a ring of stars may mention my name and then forget me. Love is a fool star.

— Carl Sandburg


About Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg Quotes

Did you know about Carl Sandburg?

Pete Seeger who calls it a "landmark" saw it "almost as soon as it came out. Sandburg supported the civil rights movement and contributed to the NAACP. His Complete Poems won him a second Pulitzer Prize in 1951.

Mencken called Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat". L. H.

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