Quotes by Robert Frost

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Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 January 29, 1963) was an American poet. Frost received four Pulitzer Prizes. more

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The only way around is through.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
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.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
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.
Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
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.
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they can talk sense.
The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Ah, when to the heart of man was it ever less than a treason to go with the drift of things to yield with a grace to reason and bow and accept at the end of a love or a season.
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.
I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of a day I am going to have.
Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
To be social is to be forgiving.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.
Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.
Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.
Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
There is the fear that we shan't prove worthy in the eyes of someone who knows us at least as well as we know ourselves. That is the fear of God. And there is the fear of Man --fear that men won't understand us and we shall be cut of from them.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get Up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
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.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.
Poetry is what is lost in translation.
Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too close.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
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.
If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia.
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting.
One aged man -- one man -- can't fill a house.
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.
The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.

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