Robert Frost Quotes

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Born: March 26, 1874, San Francisco, California, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Boston, Massachusetts, USA, January 29, 1963
Occupation: Poet

1.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
- Robert Frost

2.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
- Robert Frost

3.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
- Robert Frost

4.
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
- Robert Frost

5.
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
- Robert Frost

6.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
- Robert Frost

7.
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
- Robert Frost

8.
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

9.
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
- Robert Frost

10.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
- Robert Frost

11.
Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.
- Robert Frost

12.
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
- Robert Frost

13.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

14.
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
- Robert Frost

15.
Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

16.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
- Robert Frost

17.
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
- Robert Frost

18.
Humor is the most engaging cowardice.
- Robert Frost

19.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
- Robert Frost

20.
I always entertain great hopes.
- Robert Frost

21.
I go to school the youth to learn the future.
- Robert Frost

22.
I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
- Robert Frost

23.
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

24.
I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

25.
If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
- Robert Frost

26.
If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does Russia.
- Robert Frost

27.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
- Robert Frost

28.
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

29.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
- Robert Frost

30.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
- Robert Frost

31.
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
- Robert Frost

32.
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
- Robert Frost

33.
Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
- Robert Frost

34.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
- Robert Frost

35.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost

36.
Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.
- Robert Frost

37.
The artist in me cries out for design.
- Robert Frost

38.
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

39.
The best way out is always through.
- Robert Frost

40.
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

41.
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

42.
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

43.
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

44.
The only certain freedom's in departure.
- Robert Frost

45.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
- Robert Frost

46.
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

47.
The world is full of willing people some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
- Robert Frost

48.
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism it's egotism.
- Robert Frost

49.
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

50.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
- Robert Frost

51.
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
- Robert Frost

52.
To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

53.
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

54.
You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost

55.
You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.
- Robert Frost

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