"In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Carl Sandburg on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Carl Sandburg on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Carl Sandburg on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Carl Sandburg on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Carl Sandburg on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."