"Back of every mistaken venture and defeat is the laughter of wisdom, if you listen."
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Carl Sandburg on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Experience is not what happens to you it's what you do with what happens to you."Carl Sandburg on Aldous Huxley
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."Carl Sandburg on Audrey Hepburn
"By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest Second, by imitation, which is easiest and third by experience, which is the bitterest."Carl Sandburg on Confucius
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."Carl Sandburg on Michael Jordan
"I have always felt that a woman has the right to treat the subject of her age with ambiguity until, perhaps, she passes into the realm of over ninety. Then it is better she be candid with herself and with the world."
"Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed."
"Nearly all the best things that came to me in life have been unexpected, unplanned by me."
"All human actions are equivalent... and all are on principle doomed to failure."
"I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way."
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