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    Carl Sandburg Quotes

    American biographer & poet

    Quotes by Carl Sandburg

    • A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
    • 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.
    • I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.
    • 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.
    • The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
      Chicago Poems (1916) "Fog"
    • I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.
      Cornhuskers (1918) "Prairie"
    • I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
      Incidentals (1907)
    • Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
      New York Times Feb. 13, 1959
    • Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
      The People, Yes (1936)
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