"I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Carl Sandburg on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Carl Sandburg on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Carl Sandburg on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Carl Sandburg on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Carl Sandburg on Maya Angelou
"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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