Quotes by Robert Frost

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

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

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

“The best way out is always through.”

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

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

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

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

“The artist in me cries out for design.”

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

“Education is hanging around until you've caught on.”

“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.”

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

“To be social is to be forgiving.”

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

“Freedom lies in being bold.”

“If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.”

“The only certain freedom's in departure.”

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

“I go to school the youth to learn the future.”

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

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

“I always entertain great hopes.”

“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.”

“If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does Russia.”

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

“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.”

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”

“Humor is the most engaging cowardice.”

“A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.”

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

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

“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.”

“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.”

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

“Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.”

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”

“You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.”

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”

“Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.”

“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.”

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

“I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.”

“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.”

“A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”

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

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

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

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

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

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