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Carl Sandburg Quotes

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Carl Sandburg
January 6, 1878 - July 22, 1967
Nationality: American
Category: Poet
Subcategory: American Poet

I have become infected, now that I see how beautifully a book is coming out of all this.


One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.


The scholars and poets of an earlier time can be read only with a dictionary to help.


Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.


The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.


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


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


There have been as many varieties of socialists as there are wild birds that fly in the woods and sometimes go up and on through the clouds.


Love your neighbor as yourself; but don't take down the fence.


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.


I am an idealist. I believe in everything - I am only looking for proofs.


I couldn't see myself filling some definite niche in what is called a career. This was all misty.


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


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.


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.


We don't have to think up a title till we get the doggone book written.


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