Carl Sandburg Quotes
US biographer & poet (1878 - 1967)
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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.
Categorized under Courage
Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
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.
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.
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.
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.
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer.