Quotations by Robert Frost

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Robert Frost, American poet

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 - January 29, 1963) was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of the rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed themes from the early 1900s rural life in New England, using the setting to examine complex social and philosophical themes. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes. (Source: Wikipedia)


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

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

  3. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

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

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

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

  7. I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise.

  8. Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired.

  9. The best way out is always through.

  10. 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.

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

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

  13. You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.

  14. I never dared to be radical when young
    For fear it would make me conservative when old.
    ('Ten Mills,' A Further Range, 1936)

  15. 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.
    (from the poem, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening)

  16. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
    (from the poem, The Black Cottage)

  17. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.
    (from the poem, The Road Not Taken)


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