Carl Sandburg

Carl
Sandburg
1878
1967

American Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer, Editor and Poet

Author Quotes

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 history of the world and its peoples in three words – “Born, troubled, died.”

Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of all blessings.

I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on the way.

The past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, nor 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.

I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great , rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. A satisfied flower is one whose petals are about to fall. The most beautiful rose is one hardly more than a bud wherein the pangs and ecstasies of desire are working for larger and finer growth.

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.

To never see a fool you lock yourself in a room and smash the looking-glass.

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of all evil, the sum of blessings... Money breeds money, money rules the world.

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment.

Money buys everything except love, personality, freedom, immortality, silence, peace.

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

A book can give greater riches than any; other form of recreation but it cannot provide the last answers. They must be found in the loneliness of a man's own mind. Books can help a man be ready for those moments. But neither books nor teachers can provide the answers.

Author Picture
First Name
Carl
Last Name
Sandburg
Birth Date
1878
Death Date
1967
Bio

American Pulitzer Prize Winning Writer, Editor and Poet