Best quotes by the American Poet Robert Frost

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

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

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

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



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

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.
  • Choice

The only way around is through.
  • Success

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

To be social is to be forgiving.
  • Society

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

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

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

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.
  • Literary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
  • Love

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

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.
  • loneliness

Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.
  • Nation

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

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

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
  • wisdom

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

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.
  • Family

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


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Robert Frost poetry quotes

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

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

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
  • Poetry

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

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

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
  • Poetry

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

We love the things we love for what they are.
  • love

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

I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
  • Poetry

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.
  • Poetry

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.
  • poetry

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.
  • poetry

I would not come in. I mean not even if asked, And I hadn't been.
  • come

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
  • humor

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

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

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

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

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.
  • family

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.
  • agreed

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.
  • against

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.
  • life

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Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
  • Love

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

We love the things we love for what they are.
  • love

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

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

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

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
  • wisdom

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

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.
  • against

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

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

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.
  • circles

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

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

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.
  • Communication

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

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
  • Poetry



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

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

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.
  • God

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

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

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.
  • Segregation

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.
  • Teaching

I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.
  • Confusion

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

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.
  • Seasons

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

Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
  • Education

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

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

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

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

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

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

And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.
  • Failure

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

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

Hell is a half-filled auditorium.
  • Hell

An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.
  • Ideas

Good fences make good neighbors.
  • Neighbors

Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting.
  • Thought

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

Freedom lies in being bold.
  • being

I had a lovers quarrel with the world.
  • Argument

Pressed into service means pressed out of shape.
  • Military

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
  • Poetry

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

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

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.
  • faucet

I always entertain great hopes.
  • entertain

We love the things we love for what they are.
  • love

If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
  • laughter

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

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

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.
  • Epitaphs

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

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

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

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

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

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

One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
  • Optimism

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

I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.
  • Poetry

Man that is of woman born is apt to be as vain has his mother.
  • Vanity

A champion of the working man has never yet been known to die of overwork.
  • Work

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

To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
  • work

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

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

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

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

The only way round is through.
  • round

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.

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.
  • Acceptance

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.
  • Acceptance

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.
  • Control

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.
  • Decisions

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

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.
  • Fear

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.
  • Friends

The land was ours before we were the land s. She was our land more than a hundred years before we were her people.
  • Land

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
  • Law

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

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.
  • Marriage

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

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.
  • Parenting

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.
  • Persistence

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.
  • Plants

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.
  • Poetry

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.
  • Power

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.
  • Thought

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.
  • Time

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.
  • Truth

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.
  • Universe

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

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

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

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.
  • circles

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

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.
  • cowardice

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

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

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

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.
  • family

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.
  • agreed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
  • counted

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
  • comfortably

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

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

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

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

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.
  • against

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

College is a refuge from hasty judgment.
  • college

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

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
  • reading

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.
  • life

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

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.
  • inspirational

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.
  • poetry

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.
  • food

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.
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