Robert Frost

Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech.

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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

We love the things we love for what they are.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.

The brain is a wonderful organ, it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about he goes off and gets married.

We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.

Education is hanging around until you've caught on.

I always entertain great hopes.

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand, I teach in order to learn.

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.

Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

There never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate.

The only certain freedom's in departure.

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.

The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom... in a clarification of life - not necessarily a great clarification such as sects and cults are founded on but in a momentary stay against confusion.

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.

And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep and miles to go before I sleep.

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting.

To be a poet is a condition not a profession.

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.

You can't get too much winter in the winter.

The woods are lovely dark and deep. But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.

Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.

Some say the world will end in fire some say in ice.

Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

The only way round is through.

You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.

You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.

Freedom lies in being bold.

I go to school the youth to learn the future.

Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.

Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.

There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.

To be social is to be forgiving.

Nobody was ever meant To remember or invent What he did with every cent.

If you don't know how great this country is I know someone who does, Russia.

They would not find me changed from him they knew - only more sure of all I thought was true.

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.

The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not as popularly supposed alcoholism, it's egotism.

Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

I had a lovers quarrel with the world.

I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness, I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Modern poets talk against business poor things but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.

The father is always a Republican toward his son and his mother's always a Democrat.

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work the rest willing to let them.

A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.

Forgive O Lord my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.

The best way out is always through.

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

One aged man - one man - can't fill a house.

The artist in me cries out for design.

Hell is a half-filled auditorium.

The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.

No memory of having starred atones for later, disregard or keeps the end from being hard.

My sorrow when she's here with me thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be, she loves the bare the withered tree, she walks the sodden pasture lane.

Space ails us moderns: we are sick with space.

The middle of the road is where the white line is - and that's the worst place to drive.

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

No tears in the writer no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer no surprise in the reader.

What we live by we die by.

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.

If society fits you comfortably enough you call it freedom.

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.