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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. ROBERT FROST
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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. ROBERT FROST
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Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. ROBERT FROST

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



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

The only way around is through. ROBERT FROST

To be social is to be forgiving. ROBERT FROST

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

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

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

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.But I have promises to keep,And miles to go before I sleepAnd miles to go before I sleep. ROBERT FROST

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. ROBERT FROST
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Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ROBERT FROST

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

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

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. ROBERT FROST
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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
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Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ROBERT FROST
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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

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. ROBERT FROST
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Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. ROBERT FROST

The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. ROBERT FROST
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Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich. ROBERT FROST

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ROBERT FROST

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

What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth? ROBERT FROST

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


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

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

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. 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

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

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. ROBERT FROST

We love the things we love for what they are. ROBERT FROST

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. ROBERT FROST

I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down. ROBERT FROST

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

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

The rain to the wind said, You push and I'll pelt.' They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged--though not dead. I know how the flowers felt. ROBERT FROST

I would not come in. I mean not even if asked, And I hadn't been. ROBERT FROST
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Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me. ROBERT FROST
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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. ROBERT FROST
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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. ROBERT FROST
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A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone. ROBERT FROST

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

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

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

These 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
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Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ROBERT FROST
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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

We love the things we love for what they are. ROBERT FROST

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

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

I'd like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate wilfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better. ROBERT FROST
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A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. ROBERT FROST

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ROBERT FROST

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

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

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

Poetry is what gets lost in translation. ROBERT FROST

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

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



Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they can talk sense. ROBERT FROST

I am not a teacher, but an awakener. ROBERT FROST

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

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

I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed. ROBERT FROST

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me. ROBERT FROST
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Before I built a wall I'd ask to knowWhat I was walling in or walling out,And to whom I was like to give offense. ROBERT FROST

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

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

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

Education is hanging around until you've caught on. ROBERT FROST

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in. ROBERT FROST

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

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

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

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

And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope. ROBERT FROST

There is little much beyond the grave, but the strong are saying nothing until they see. ROBERT FROST

Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too close. ROBERT FROST

Hell is a half-filled auditorium. ROBERT FROST

An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor. ROBERT FROST

Good fences make good neighbors. ROBERT FROST

Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting. ROBERT FROST

Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30. ROBERT FROST

Freedom lies in being bold. ROBERT FROST

I had a lovers quarrel with the world. ROBERT FROST

Pressed into service means pressed out of shape. ROBERT FROST

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. 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

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

I always entertain great hopes. ROBERT FROST

We love the things we love for what they are. ROBERT FROST

If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane. ROBERT FROST

Something there is that doesn't love a wall, and wants it down. ROBERT FROST

Skepticism, is that anything more than we used to mean when we said, Well, what have we here? 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

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

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

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

A liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel. ROBERT FROST

Never ask of money spentWhere the spender thinks it went.Nobody was ever meantTo remember or inventWhat he did with every cent. ROBERT FROST

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. ROBERT FROST

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. ROBERT FROST

I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down. ROBERT FROST

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

Man that is of woman born is apt to be as vain has his mother. ROBERT FROST

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

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. ROBERT FROST

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

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. ROBERT FROST
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The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. ROBERT FROST

The only way round is through. ROBERT FROST

The land was ours before we were the lands. She was our land more than a hundred years Before we were her people. She was ours In Massachusetts, in Virginia, But we were Englands, still colonials, Possessing what we still were unpossessed by, Possessed by what we now no more possessed. Something we were withholding made us weak Until we found out that it was ourselves We were withholding from our land of living, And forthwith found salvation in surrender. Such as we were we gave ourselves outright To the land vaguely realizing westward, But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced, Such as she was, such as she would become. ROBERT FROST
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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

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. 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

I shall be telling this with a sighSomewhere ages and ages hence: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 chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything. ROBERT FROST

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. ROBERT FROST
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Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand. 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

The land was ours before we were the land s. She was our land more than a hundred years before we were her people. ROBERT FROST
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A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman. ROBERT FROST
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One aged man -- one man -- can't fill a house. 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

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail. ROBERT FROST
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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. ROBERT FROST

It's rest I want--there, I have said it out--From cooking meals for hungry hired menAnd washing dishes after them--from doingThings over and over that just won't stay done.By good rights I ought not to have so muchPut on me, but there seems no other way.Len says one steady pull more ought to do it.He says the best way out is always through.And I agree to that, or in so farAs that I can see no way out but through--Leastways for me--and then they'll be convinced. ROBERT FROST

Slave to a springtime passion for the earth.How Love burns through the Putting in the SeedOn through the watching for that early birthWhen, just as the soil tarnishes with weed,The sturdy seedling with arched body comesShouldering its way and shedding the earth crumbs. ROBERT FROST

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

Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf's a flowerBut 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
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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. ROBERT FROST
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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

A champion of the working man has never yet been known to die of overwork. ROBERT FROST
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By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. ROBERT FROST
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Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me. ROBERT FROST
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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

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. ROBERT FROST
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Humor is the most engaging cowardice. ROBERT FROST

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

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

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness. 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
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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
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Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so. ROBERT FROST

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

The middle of the road is where the white line is - and that's the worst place to drive. ROBERT FROST
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One aged man - one man - can't fill a house. ROBERT FROST
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But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep. ROBERT FROST
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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
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College is a refuge from hasty judgment. ROBERT FROST

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

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. ROBERT FROST

These 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
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We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows. 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

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

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't, and that's a wife who can't cook and will. ROBERT FROST
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The rain to the wind said, You push and I'll pelt.' They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged--though not dead. I know how the flowers felt. ROBERT FROST


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