Robert Frost Quotes

Robert Lee Frost stands as one of America’s preeminent poets. His poetry predominantly captures the essence of rural existence in New England, the northeastern region of the United States. Alongside his depictions of rural life, Frost’s verses delve into profound explorations of social and philosophical themes. Wikipedia

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

“A voice said, Look me in the stars And tell me truly, men of earth, If all the soul-and-body scars Were not too much to pay for birth.” ~ Robert Frost

“We love the things we love for what they are.” ~ 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

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

“And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.” ~ Robert Frost

“One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.” ~ Robert Frost

“Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.” ~ Robert Frost

“There’s nothing I’m afraid of like scared people.” ~ 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

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

“So when at times the mob is swayed To carry praise or blame too far, We may choose something like a star To stay our minds on and be staid.” ~ Robert Frost

“My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation, As my two eyes make one in sight.” ~ Robert Frost

“All the fun is in how you say a thing.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“Good fences make good neighbors.” ~ Robert Frost

“Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation.” ~ Robert Frost

“Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.” ~ Robert Frost

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

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

“The heart can think of no devotion Greater than being shore to the ocean- Holding the curve of one position, Counting an endless repetition.” ~ Robert Frost

“Freedom lies in being bold.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“All those who try to go it sole alone, Too proud to be beholden for relief, Are absolutely sure to come to grief.” ~ Robert Frost

“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.” ~ Robert Frost

“I still say the only education worth anything is self-education.” ~ Robert Frost

“A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” ~ Robert Frost

“They cannot scare me with their empty spaces Between stars – on stars where no human race is. I have it in me so much nearer home To scare myself with my own desert places.” ~ Robert Frost

“How many things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

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

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

“Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That’s voting.” ~ Robert Frost

“Writing a poem is discovering.” ~ Robert Frost

“Create and stir other people to create.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“What we live by we die by.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“I never take my own side in a quarrel.” ~ Robert Frost

“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down.” ~ Robert Frost

“So was I once myself a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be.” ~ Robert Frost

“Nothing gold can stay.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“It should be of the pleasure of a poem itself to tell how it can. The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The figure is the same for love.” ~ Robert Frost

“Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too close.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“The best way out is always through.” ~ Robert Frost

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” ~ 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

“Anything more than the truth would be too much.” ~ Robert Frost

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

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

“I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago.” ~ Robert Frost

“Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“I have miles to go before I sleep…” ~ Robert Frost

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

“Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, so dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” ~ Robert Frost

“You’ve got to be brave and you’ve got to be bold. Brave enough to take your chance on your own discrimination, what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s good and what’s bad.” ~ Robert Frost

“Only God and I knew what I meant when I wrote it, now only God knows.” ~ Robert Frost

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

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

“Live life like its the last breath you take for that breath is the whole essence of living, the little things in life are what connects us to all the big things we live for.” ~ Robert Frost

“A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor’s point of view.” ~ Robert Frost

“You’ve often heard me say – perhaps too often – that poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation. That little poem means just what it says and it says what it means, nothing less but nothing more.” ~ Robert Frost

“The test is always how we treat the poor.” ~ Robert Frost

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

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

“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ~ 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

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

“Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.” ~ Robert Frost

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~ Robert Frost

“More men die of worry than of work, because more men worry than work.” ~ Robert Frost

“Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.” ~ Robert Frost

“I’m not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost

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

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

“When work becomes play, and play becomes your work, your life unfolds.” ~ Robert Frost

“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.” ~ Robert Frost

“I am not a nature poet. There is almost always a person in my poems.” ~ 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

“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

“I turned to speak to God About the world’s despair But to make bad matters worse I found God wasn’t there.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“Nearly everybody is looking for something brave to do. I don’t know why people shouldn’t write poetry. That’s brave.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“One of the hardest things in life to accept is a called third strike.” ~ Robert Frost

“The beauty of enmity is insecurity; the beauty of friendship is in security.” ~ Robert Frost

“A champion of the workingman has never been known to die of overwork.” ~ Robert Frost

“A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” ~ Robert Frost

“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire, I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.” ~ Robert Frost

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, and wants it down.” ~ Robert Frost

“Let me be the one To do what is done.” ~ Robert Frost

“The only certain freedom’s in departure.” ~ Robert Frost

“The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“To be social is to be forgiving.” ~ Robert Frost

“I only hope that when I am free, as they are free to go in quest, of the knowledge beyond the bounds of life, it may not seem better to me to rest.” ~ Robert Frost

“Nothing is quite honest that is not commercial, but not everything commercial is honest.” ~ Robert Frost

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.” ~ Robert Frost

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth.” ~ Robert Frost

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

“There are three things, after all, that a poem must reach: the eye, the ear, and what we may call the heart or the mind. It is the most important of all to reach the heart of the reader.” ~ Robert Frost

“Nature’s first green is gold.” ~ Robert Frost

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