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Robert Frost – 55 Quotes

 

55 Quotes by Robert Frost

 

Freedom lies in being bold.

– Robert Frost


I always entertain great hopes.

– Robert Frost


To be social is to be forgiving.

– Robert Frost


The best way out is always through.

– Robert Frost


Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

– Robert Frost


The artist in me cries out for design.

– Robert Frost


Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

– Robert Frost


The only certain freedom’s in departure.

– Robert Frost


A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

– Robert Frost


I go to school the youth to learn the future.

– Robert Frost


Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.

– Robert Frost


You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness.

– Robert Frost


Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on.

– Robert Frost


A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– Robert Frost


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

– 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


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

– Robert Frost


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.

– Robert Frost


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.

– 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


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


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


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


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.

– Robert Frost


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.

– Robert Frost


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.

– Robert Frost


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