Quotation Explorer - 'Robert Frost'

You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider. - Robert Frost
I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old. - Robert Frost
Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired. - Robert Frost
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. - 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
The way a crowShook down on meThe dust of snowFrom a hemlock treeHas given my heartA change of moodAnd saved some partOf a day I had rued. - Robert Frost
The only way out is through - 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
We dance in a circle and suppose, while the secret sits in the middle and knows. - 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
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. - Robert Frost
The heart can think of no devotionGreater than being shore to the ocean-Holding the curve of one position,Counting an endless repetition. - Robert Frost
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you? - Robert Frost
Poetry is what gets lost in translation. - Robert Frost
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper. - Robert Frost
I am not a teacher, but an awakener. - Robert Frost
I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. - Robert Frost
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on TheeAnd I'll forgive Thy great big one on me. - Robert Frost
More than once I should have lost my soul to radicalism if it had been the originality it was mistaken for by its young converts. - Robert Frost
Two such as you with such a master speedCannot be parted nor be swept awayFrom one another once you are agreedThat life is only life forevermoreTogether wing to wing and oar to oar - Robert Frost
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. - Robert Frost
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. - Robert Frost
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. - 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
They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load, And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed So low for long, they never right themselves. - Robert Frost
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat. - Robert Frost
Isn't it funny that anything the Supreme Court says is right? - Robert Frost
I've given offense by saying I'd as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down. - 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
They would not find me changed from him they knew Only more sure of all I thought was true. - Robert Frost
Freedom lies in being bold. - 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
An idea is a feat of association. - Robert Frost
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost
I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise. - Robert Frost
I never dared to be radical when young, For fear it would make me conservative when old. - Robert Frost
To be a poet is a condition, not a profession. - Robert Frost
I have been one acquainted with the night.I have walked out in rain - and back in rain.I have outwalked the furthest city light.I have looked down the saddest city lane.I have passed by the watchman on his beatAnd dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain. - Robert Frost
An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor. - Robert Frost
Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That's voting. - Robert Frost
A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view. - Robert Frost
Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent. - Robert Frost
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. - 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 meThat I need learn to let go with the heart. - Robert Frost
Nor is there wanting in the pressSome spirit to stand simply forth,Heroic in it nakedness,Against the uttermost of earth.The tale of earth's unhonored thingsSounds nobler there than 'neath the sun;And the mind whirls and the heart sings,And a shout greets the daring one. - Robert Frost
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. - Robert Frost
Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me. - Robert Frost
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. - Robert Frost
But bid life seize the present? It lives less in the present Than in the future always, And less in both together Than in the past. The present Is too much for the senses, Too crowding, too confusing— Too present to imagine. - 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
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
As it is more blessed to give than receive, so it must be more blessed to receive than to give back. - Robert Frost
Half the world is composed of those who have something to say but can't; the other half is of those who have nothing to say and keep on saying it. - Robert Frost
The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart. - Robert Frost
Depression occurs when one looks back with no pride, and looks forward with no hope. - 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
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
For dear me, why abandon a beliefMerely because it ceases to be true - Robert Frost
The best things and the best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. - Robert Frost
We love the things we love for what they are. - 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
Families break up when they get hints you don't intend and miss hints that you do. - Robert Frost
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. - Robert Frost
If one by one we counted people outFor the least sin, it wouldn't take us longTo get so we had no one left to live with.For to be social is to be forgiving. - 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
The rain to the wind said,You push and I'll pelt.'They so smote the garden bedThat the flowers actually knelt,And lay lodged--though not dead.I know how the flowers felt. - Robert Frost
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. - 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
Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. - Robert Frost
The middle of the road is where the white line is-and that's the worst place to drive. - Robert Frost
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. - 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 twiceI think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice. - 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
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. - Robert Frost
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. - Robert Frost
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. - Robert Frost
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. - Robert Frost
We ran as if to meet the moon. - Robert Frost
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism. - Robert Frost
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. - Robert Frost
There are tones of voices that mean more than words. - Robert Frost
So was I once myself a swinger of birches.And so I dream of going back to be. - Robert Frost
The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost
And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep. - 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
But yield who will to their separation, My object in living is to uniteMy avocation and my vocationAs my two eyes make one in sight. - 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
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
By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day. - Robert Frost
A poem is never a put-up job, so to speak. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with. - Robert Frost
Nothing gold can stay. - Robert Frost
What is done is done for the love of it- or not really done at all. - Robert Frost
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