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Awesome quotes by Robert Frost on love, life, poetry and other things.

100 Awesome Quotes By Robert Frost To Make Your Day

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Poet

Born On
26 March 1874 AD

Died On
29 January 1963 AD

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San Francisco, California,, United States

Died At Age
88

‘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.’ – Words from Robert Frost’s masterpiece ‘Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening’ clearly display the artistic brilliance that the poet was endowed with. Clearly, one of the most widely read and loved American poets, and one of the greatest that mankind has ever seen, Frost was popular for depicting rural life on poetry using American colloquial speech. He was a four times Pulitzer Prize winner and the Inaugural Poet for President Kennedy. He was also popularly known as the unofficial poet laureate of the United States in the mid-20th century. In the peak of his career, Frost became one of America's rare public literary figures and was an artistic institution in himself. Amongst the numerous honors that he was felicitated with during his lifetime, Frost was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his poetic works. He was even named poet laureate of Vermont. Just as his poetic works, Frost’s quotes are equally lauded for their deep inner meaning and inspiring nature. His quotes cover all the modern aspects of life and living and give readers a new outlook to look at things and situations. Listed below are some of the well-known quotes by Robert Frost.

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

- Robert Frost

We love the things we love for what they are.

- 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.

- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, 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

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

- Robert Frost

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

Freedom lies in being bold.

- Robert Frost

The best way out is always through.

- Robert Frost

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

- 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

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

- Robert Frost

I am not a teacher, but an awakener.

- Robert Frost

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

- 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

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

- 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

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

- Robert Frost

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

- 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.

- The Poetry of Robert Frost, 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

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

- 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

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

- 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

Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.

- 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

How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?

- 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

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

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

How many things would you attempt If you knew you could not fail

- Robert Frost

Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

We ran as if to meet the moon.

- 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

Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That's voting.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.

- Robert Frost

Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.

- 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

Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the world.

- Robert Frost

I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school.

- Robert Frost

Oh, come forth into the storm and rout And be my love in the rain.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

You're always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem? I just believed it. The most creative thing in us is to believe in a thing.

- Robert Frost

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere 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.

- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

Families break up when they get hints you don't intend and miss hints that you do.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

Good fences make good neighbors.

- Robert Frost

Anything more than the truth would be too much.

- Robert Frost

Come over the hills and far with me And be my love in the rain.

- Complete Poems Of Robert Frost, Robert Frost

You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.

- 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

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 the end Of a love or a season?

- Robert Frost

Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

- 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

What we live by we die by.

- Robert Frost

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

- 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

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

- Robert Frost

Nothing gold can stay.

- 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

The mind-is not the heart. I may yet live, as I know others live, To wish in vain to let go with the mind- Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me That I need learn to let go with the heart.

- 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

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

- The Poetry of Robert Frost, Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation, As my two eyes make one in sight.

- Robert Frost

The hurt is not enough: I long for weight and strength. To feel the earth as rough to all my length

- Complete Poems Of Robert Frost, Robert Frost

So was I once myself a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be.

- Robert Frost

Hope is not found in a way out but a way through.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

For I have had too much Of apple-picking:I am overtired Of the great harvest I myself desired.

- Robert Frost

It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage...

- Robert Frost

A poet never takes notes..you never take notes in a Love Affair.

- Robert Frost

You, of course, are a rose-- But were always a rose.

- You Come Too, Robert Frost

When I was young, I was so interested in baseball that my family was afraid I'd waste my life and be a pitcher. Later they were afraid I'd waste my life and be a poet. They were right.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

For dear me, why abandon a belief Merely because it ceases to be true

- Robert Frost

What is done is done for the love of it- or not really done at all.

- Robert Frost

Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent.

- Robert Frost

I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To know that for destruction ice Is also great

- 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

Life must be kept up at a great rate in order to absorb any considerable amount of learning.

- Robert Frost

I dwell in a lonely house I know That vanished many a summer ago.

- Robert Frost

I dwell with a strangely aching heart In that vanished abode there far apart

- Robert Frost

Our very life depends on everythings' recurring til we answer from within.

- Robert Frost

So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.

- New Hampshire, Robert Frost