Carl Sandburg Quotes

It has happened before. Strong men put up a city and got a nation together, And paid singers to sing and women to warble: “We are the greatest city, the greatest nation, nothing like us ever was.”

Two names are easier to remember. If you call me by my first name Jonas and I don’t hear you, then when you call me by my second name Jonas maybe I will.

I am an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.

The greatest cunning is to have none at all.

The republic is a dream, Nothing happens unless first a dream.

Dear Mrs. Jones: Thank you for your letter. I shall try to do better.

And the king wanted an inscription good for a thousand years and after that to the end of the world?” – “Yes, precisely so.” – “Something so true and awful that no matter what happened it would stand?” – “Yes, exactly that.” – “Something no matter who spit on it or laughed at it there […]

The history of the world and its peoples in three words: born, troubled, died.

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.

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.