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Published Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 12:32 AM EDT
Jul 22 2012

Quotes of the day- Carl Sandburg:
Carl Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He was the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes: two for his poetry and another for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. H.L. Mencken called Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat". (Click for full article.)

A politician should have three hats. One for throwing into the ring, one for talking through, and one for pulling rabbits out of if elected.

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

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.

I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth.

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.

Our lives are like a candle in the wind.

Six feet of earth make us all one size.

Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.

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

The greatest cunning is to have none at all.

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

There are people who want to be everywhere at once, and they get nowhere.

There are some people who can receive a truth by no other way than to have their understanding shocked and insulted.

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

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.

Time is the storyteller you can't shut up.

Yesterday is done. Tomorrow never comes. Today is here. If you don't know what to do, sit still and listen.

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

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

Look out how you use proud words.

Man is a long time coming.
Man will yet win.
Brother may yet line up with brother:
This old anvil laughs at many broken hammers.
There are men who can't be bought.

If she (America) forgets where she came from, if the people lose sight of what brought them along, if she listens to the deniers and mockers, then will begin the rot and dissolution.

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

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