January 16, 2010

Frost, Robert (1874-1963), American poet

"I am not a nature poet. There is almost always a person in my poems."
~Robert Frost

"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom."
~Robert Frost

"I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise."
~Robert Frost

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your
~Robert Frost

"A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel."
~Robert Frost

"Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length."
~Robert Frost

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
~Robert Frost

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
~Robert Frost

The best way out is always through.
~Robert Frost

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

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

"You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider."
~Robert Frost

"...Earth is the right place for love;
I don’t know where it likely to go better"
~Robert Frost, Birches

"There is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mild-summer and mild-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Midsummer is to spring as one to ten."
~Robert Frost, The Oven Bird

"I never dared to be radical when young
For fear it would make me conservative when old."
~Robert Frost, 'Ten Mills,' A Further Range, 1936

"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."
~Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

"The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."
~Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

"Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor."
~Robert Frost, The Black Cottage

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
~Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken

"There is much in nature against us. But we forget:
Take nature altogether since time began,
Including human nature, in peace and war,
And it must be a little more in favor of man,
Say a fraction of one percent at the very least,
Or our number living wouldn't be steadily more,
Our hold on the planet wouldn't have so increased"
~Frost, Our Hold on the Planet

‘Men work together,’ I told him from the heart,
‘Whether they work together or apart.’
~Frost, The Tuft of Flowers

'He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And likes having thought of it so well
He says again, ‘Good fences make good neighbors’
~Frost, Mending Wall

"Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in."
~Frost, The Death of the Hired Man

"Of apple-picking: I am overtired
Of the great harvest I myself desired."
~Frost, After Apple-Picking

"From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire."
~Frost, Fire and Ice
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