47 Robert Frost Quotes (Powerful Life Quotes)

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Top 10 Robert Frost Quotes

Freedom lies in being bold Robert Frost Quotes
Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost
The best way out is always through
The best way out is always through. Robert Frost
There never was any heart truly great and generous that was not also tender and compassionate Robert Frost Quotes
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate. Robert Frost Quotes
Nothing can make injustice just but mercy Robert Frost Quotes
Nothing can make injustice just but mercy. Robert Frost
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep Robert Frost Quotes
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost
How many things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail
How many things would you attempt if you knew you could not failRobert Frost
Something we were withholding made us weak until we found it that it was ourselves Robert Frost Quotes
Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it that it was ourselves. Robert Frost

Robert Frost Quotes on Life, Love, and Poetry

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.  Robert Frost
What is done is done for the love of it or not really done at all Robert Frost Quotes
What is done is done for the love of it- or not really done at all. Robert Frost
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. Robert Frost
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.  Robert Frost
Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world Robert Frost Quotes
Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world. Robert Frost Quotes
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life it goes on Robert Frost Quotes
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
What we live by we die by
What we live by we die by.  Robert Frost
We love things we love for what they are
We love things we love for what they are.  Robert Frost
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words Robert Frost Quotes
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought, and the thought has found words. Robert Frost
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.  Robert Frost
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work Robert Frost Quotes
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. Robert Frost
Our very life depends on everything’s Recurring till we answer from within. The thousandth time may prove the charm
Our very life depends on everything’s Recurring till we answer from within. The thousandth time may prove the charm.  Robert Frost
No tears in the writer no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.  Robert Frost
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body the wishbone Robert Frost Quotes
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone. Robert Frost
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness
A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.  Robert Frost
Poetry is what gets lost in translation
Poetry is what gets lost in translation. Robert Frost
Earth's the right place for love I dont know where i's likely to go better Robert Frost Quotes
Earth’s the right place for love. I don’t know where it’s likely to go better.  Robert Frost
You're always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem I just believed it. The most creative thing in us is to believe in a thing
You’re always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem? I just believed it. The most creative thing in us is to believe in a thing. Robert Frost

More Great Thoughts from Robert Frost

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up width=
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. Robert Frost
Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length
Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.  Robert Frost
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you Robert Frost Quotes
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you? Robert Frost
Humor is the most engaging cowardice
Humor is the most engaging cowardice. Robert Frost
Before I built a wall I'd ask to know what I was walling in or walling out
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out. Robert Frost
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. Robert Frost 
Education is hanging around until youve caught on Robert Frost Quotes
Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on. Robert Frost
I never dared be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old Robert Frost Quotes
I never dared be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old.  Robert Frost
I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school
I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school. Robert Frost
I would have written of me on my stone I had a lover quarrel with the world Robert Frost Quotes
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover quarrel with the world. Robert Frost
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. Robert Frost
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not as popularly supposed alcoholism; its egotism Robert Frost Quotes
The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it’s egotism. Robert Frost
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity Robert Frost Quotes
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. 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

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

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor. Robert Frost
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. Robert Frost
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes

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

I always entertain great hopes
I always entertain great hopes. Robert Frost
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer Robert Frost Quotes

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. 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
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
I’m not confused, I’m just well-mixed
I’m not confused, I’m just well-mixed. 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 Quotes

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

For dear me, why abandon a belief Merely because it ceases to be true
For dear me, why abandon a belief Merely because it ceases to be true. Robert Frost
We dance around the ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows
We dance around the ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. Robert Frost
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected. Robert Frost Quotes
The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of day I am going to have
The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of day I am going to have. Robert Frost
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost
Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country
Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country. Robert Frost
We can make a little order where we are, and then the big sweep of history on which we can have no effect doesn't overwhelm us. We do it with colors, with a garden, with the furnishings of a room, or with sounds and words. We make a little form, and we gain composure
We can make a little order where we are, and then the big sweep of history on which we can have no effect doesn’t overwhelm us. We do it with colors, with a garden, with the furnishings of a room, or with sounds and words. We make a little form, and we gain composure. Robert Frost
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane. Robert Frost
Have courage and a little willingness to venture and be defeated
Have courage and a little willingness to venture and be defeated. Robert Frost
Yes, and even for the past...that it will turn out to have been all right for what it was. Something I can accept. Mistakes made by the self I had to be or was not able to be
Yes, and even for the past…that it will turn out to have been all right for what it was. Something I can accept. Mistakes made by the self I had to be or was not able to be.  Robert Frost
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense
Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. Robert Frost
I am not a teacher, but an awakener
I am not a teacher, but an awakener. 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
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

Robert Frost Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Robert Lee Frost: Born March26, 1874 in San Fransisco California.  Did January29, 1963 in Boston Massachusetts.

Frost was an American poet. who was known for his realistic depictions of rural life.  He wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early 20th century, and used those settings to provide his views on social and philosophical themes.

His family moved to Lawrence Massachusetts in 1885 upon the death of his father.  He attended Lawrence High School where his first poem was published, in the high school magazine.   His first sale of a poem (for $15) was published in the New York independent on November 8, 1894

He attended Harvard University from 1897 to 1899.  He left school due to an illness.  Frost never received a college degree, but did receive over 40 honorary degrees from colleges and universities that included Cambridge, Dartmouch, Oxford, and Princeton.

His works were influenced by Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Thomas Hardy, William Butler Yeats, John Keats, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Harriet Monroe (the founding publisher and editor of Poetry)  described his work by saying that “perhaps no other poet in our history has put the best of the Yankee spirit into a book so completely.”

Ezra Pound said of his work: has the tang of the New Hampshire woods, and it has just this utter sincerity. It is not post-Miltonic or post-Swinburnian or post Kiplonian. This man has the good sense to speak naturally and to paint the thing, the thing as he sees it.”

He received several honors during his lifetme. and is credited as the only person to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry.  Those awards came in 1924 for New Hampshire: A Poem With Notes and Grace Notes, 1931, 1937 for a Further Range, and in 1943 for A Witness Tree.

The US Senate passed a resolution stating, “His (Robert Frost’s) poems have helped to guide American thought and humor and wisdom, setting forth to our minds a reliable representation of ourselves and of all men.”

In 1960, Frost was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for his work in the field of poetry. On July 22, 1961 Frost was named the first poet laureate of Vermont and was unofficially considered by many to be the poet laureate of the U.S.  He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature 31 times.  He won the Bollingen Prize in 1962.

Robert Frost was one of President John F. Kennedy’s favorite poets.  Kennedy invited him to read his poem The Gift Outright his inauguration in 1961. Frost’s legacy includes having an influence on Robert Francis, Seamus Heaney, Richard Wilbur, Edward Thomas, and James Wright.

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