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Engrave this Quote Who put up that cage?Who hung it up with bars, doors?Why do those on the inside want to get out?Why do those outside want to get in?What is this crying inside and out all the time?What is this endless, useless beating of baffled wings at these bars, doors, this cage?
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-Carl Sandburg
Engrave this Quote Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, who is as hard as rock and soft as drifting fog, who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect.
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-Carl Sandburg
Engrave this Quote A baby is Gods opinion that life should go on.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Engrave this Quote 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
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-Carl Sandburg
Engrave this Quote The republic is a dream.
Nothing happens unless first a dream.
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Engrave this Quote Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo. Shovel them under and let me workI am the grass; I cover all. And pile them high at GettysburgAnd pile them high at Ypres and Verdun. Shovel them under and let me work. Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this?Where are we now?I am the grass. Let me work.
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Engrave this Quote Sometime theyll give a war and nobody will come.
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-Carl Sandburg
Action(s)
Engrave this Quote The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something.
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-Carl Sandburg
Baby, Babies
Engrave this Quote A baby is God's opinion that life should go on.
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-Carl Sandburg
City Life, Cities
Engrave this Quote The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
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-Carl Sandburg, Chicago Poems (1916) Fog
Engrave this Quote Hog butcher for the world,
Tool maker, stacker of wheat,
Player with railroads and the nation's freight handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the big shoulders.
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-Carl Sandburg, from poem Chicago, 1916
Creativity
Engrave this Quote One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.
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-Carl Sandburg
Dreams
Engrave this Quote Nothing happens unless first a dream.
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Grammar
Engrave this Quote I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.
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-Carl Sandburg
Hell
Engrave this Quote Here is the difference between Dante, Milton, and me. They wrote about hell and never saw the place. I wrote about Chicago after looking the town over for years and years.
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-Carl Sandburg
Idealism
Engrave this Quote I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.
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Intelligence
Engrave this Quote The greatest cunning is to have none at all.
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-Carl Sandburg
Language
Engrave this Quote Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
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-Carl Sandburg
Mathematics
Engrave this Quote Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky -- or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
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-Carl Sandburg, Complete Poems, 1950
Oceans
Engrave this Quote The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
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-Carl Sandburg
Optimism
Engrave this Quote In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.
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Past, the
Engrave this Quote I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future.
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Peace
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-Carl Sandburg
Poetry
Engrave this Quote Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
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-Carl Sandburg

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