Robert Frost

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

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

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

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.
Robert Frost

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.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

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.
Robert Frost

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

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

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

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Robert Frost

Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
Robert Frost

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

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I’ll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
Robert Frost

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

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Robert Frost

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.
Robert Frost

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.
Robert Frost

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
Robert Frost

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
Robert Frost

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.
Robert Frost

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat.
Robert Frost

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.
Robert Frost

I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.
Robert Frost

You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness.
Robert Frost

Robert Frost Life Quotes
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
Robert Frost

Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.
Robert Frost

I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Robert Frost

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

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

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

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.
Robert Frost

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
Robert Frost

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

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.
Robert Frost

I had a lovers quarrel with the world.
Robert Frost

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.
Robert Frost

Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.
Robert Frost

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.
Robert Frost

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
Robert Frost

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

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

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
Robert Frost

The middle of the road is where the white line is – and that’s the worst place to drive.
Robert Frost

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

One aged man – one man – can’t fill a house.
Robert Frost

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

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.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

To be social is to be forgiving.
Robert Frost

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

Freedom lies in being bold.
Robert Frost

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.
Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.
Robert Frost

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

The only way round is through.
Robert Frost

I always entertain great hopes.
Robert Frost

If you don’t know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia.
Robert Frost

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

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

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

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

Space ails us moderns: we are sick with space.
Robert Frost

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.
Robert Frost

You can’t get too much winter in the winter.
Robert Frost

What we live by we die by.
Robert Frost

I go to school the youth to learn the future.
Robert Frost

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy.
Robert Frost

The artist in me cries out for design.
Robert Frost

The only certain freedom’s in departure.
Robert Frost

Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
Robert Frost

We love things we love what they are.
Robert Frost

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