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Robert Frost

1874-1963 ,  American poet
Robert FrostAmerican poet; winner of four Pulitzer Prizes.

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Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

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

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

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

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

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.

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

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

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

Freedom lies in being bold.

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.

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

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

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

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

A complete poem is one where an emotion finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

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

Quotes in Verse

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

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

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

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

The best way out is always through.

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

Ends and beginnings—there are no such things.
There are only middles.

The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.

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

One luminary clock against the sky
Proclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.

The old dog barks backward without getting up;
I can remember when he was a pup.

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

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

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

The world has room to make a bear feel free;
The universe seems cramped to you and me.

Funny Quotes

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

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.


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