Carl Sandburg

United States writer remembered for his poetry in free verse and his six volume biography of Abraham Lincoln (1878-1967)

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A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.Rate it:
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
History is a living horse laughing at a wooden horse. History is a wind blowing where it listeth. History is no sure thing to bet on. History is a box of tricks with a lost key. History is a labyrinth of doors with sliding panels, a book of ciphers with the code in a cave of the Saragossa sea. History says, if it pleases, Excuse me, I beg your pardon, it will never happen again if I can help it.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.Rate it:
I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.Rate it:
I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.Rate it:
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.Rate it:
In reply to the question, What was it the last man on earth said Where is everybodyRate it:
In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.Rate it:
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.Rate it:
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.Rate it:
Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of al evil, the sum of all blessings.Rate it:
Nothing happens unless first a dream.Rate it:
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.Rate it:
Our lives are like a candle in the wind.Rate it:
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.Rate it:
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.Rate it:
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.Rate it:
Sometime theyll give a war and nobody will come.Rate it:
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.Rate it:
The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.Rate it:
The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.Rate it:
The republic is a dreamNothing happens unless first a dream.Rate it:
There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Who put up that cage?Who hung it up with bars, doors?Why do those on the inside want to get out?Why do those outside want to get in?What is this crying inside and out all the time?What is this endless, useless beating of baffled wings at these bars, doors, this cage?Rate it:

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