Life, People

50 Famous Quotes by Robert Frost

Robert Frost is a well-known American poet. He was extremely observed for his sensible representation of rural life as well as his command of American informal speech. He is the only person who has won Pulitzer Prize, four times in poetry. His work was first published in England prior to it was published by America. Some of the best and famous quotes by Robert Frost are listed here.

  1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life — It goes on.”
  2. “Freedom lies in being bold.”
  3. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
  4. “One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”
  5. “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”
  6. “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.”
  7. “Like a piece of ice on a hot stove the poem must ride on its own melting…Read it a hundred times; it will forever keep its freshness as a metal keeps its fragrance. It can never lose its sense of meaning that once unfolded by surprise as it went.”
  8. “Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”
  9. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”
  10. “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.”
  11. “I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.”
  12. “By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.”
  13. “We love the things we love for what they are.”
  14. “The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.”
  15. “Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and… it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.”
  16. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
  17. “The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.”
  18. “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”
  19. “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”
  20. “I always entertain great hopes.”
  21. “There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.”
  22. “Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.”
  23. “A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.”
  24. “A champion of the working man has never yet been known to die of overwork.”
  25. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”
  26. “Man that is of woman born is apt to be as vain has his mother.”
  27. “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.”
  28. “The best way out is always through.”
  29. “Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they can talk sense.”
  30. “Education is hanging around until you’ve caught on”
  31. “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.”
  32. “Good fences make good neighbors.”
  33. “Poetry is what is lost in translation.”
  34. “A poem…begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It is never a thought to begin with. It is at its best when it is a tantalizing vagueness.”
  35. “The land was ours before we were the land s. She was our land more than a hundred years before we were her people.”
  36. “The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.”
  37. “It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts. The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an immortal wound-that he will never get over it.”
  38. “An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.”
  39. “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”
  40. “I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.”
  41. “Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That is voting.”
  42. “We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.”
  43. “All those who try to go it sole alone, Too proud to be beholden for relief, Are absolutely sure to come to grief.”
  44. “Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too close.”
  45. “A liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.”
  46. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader.”
  47. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
  48. “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.”
  49. “Friends make pretense of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.”
  50. “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.”