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Paula Sandburg

  • Oh, if I had a volume of your poems, dear Poet-of-Our-World-Today, it would not stand on the shelf dusty but would be read and wrestled with for the life-strength it could give.

    • Paula Sandburg,
    • letter to Charles Sandburg during their courtship (1908), in Penelope Niven, Charles Sandburg ()
  • ... the life we live is more important than the works we leave.

    • Paula Sandburg,
    • letter to Charles Sandburg during their courtship (1908), in Penelope Niven, Charles Sandburg ()
  • The problem of life is to find your sphere — find what you are qualified to do and then do it.

    • Paula Sandburg,
    • letter to Charles Sandburg during their courtship (1908), in Penelope Niven, Charles Sandburg ()
  • To know one's limitations is a good and necessary thing for effective work in life. Now that I know what I can't do, I shall put more determination and whole-souled devotion in the work I can do.

    • Paula Sandburg,
    • letter to Charles Sandburg during their courtship (1908), in Penelope Niven, Charles Sandburg ()

Paula Sandburg, U.S. educator, prize-winning goat farmer

(1883 - 1976)

Full name: Lillian Paula Steichen Sandburg.