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1. “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”

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Author : Robert Frost

2. “Freedom lies in being bold.”

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Author : Robert Frost

3. “Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on TheeAnd I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.”

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Author : Robert Frost

4. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”

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Author : Robert Frost

5. “The Road Not TakenTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

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Author : Robert Frost

6. “We love the things we love for what they are.”

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Author : Robert Frost

7. “Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I've tasted of desire,I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twiceI think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice.”

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Author : Robert Frost

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

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Author : Robert Frost

9. “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.”

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Author : Robert Frost

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

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Author : Robert Frost

11. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”

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Author : Robert Frost

12. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.”

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Author : Robert Frost

13. “The best way out is always through.”

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Author : Robert Frost

14. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”

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Author : Robert Frost

15. “The rain to the wind said,You push and I'll pelt.'They so smote the garden bedThat the flowers actually knelt,And lay lodged--though not dead.I know how the flowers felt.”

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Author : Robert Frost

16. “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.”

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Author : Robert Frost

17. “If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.”

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Author : Robert Frost

18. “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the on less traveled by,and that has made all the differernce”

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Author : Robert Frost

19. “Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”

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Author : Robert Frost

20. “Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That's voting.”

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Author : Robert Frost

21. “I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.”

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Author : Robert Frost

22. “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy EveningWhose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village, though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.My little horse must think it queerTo stop without a farmhouse nearBetween the woods and frozen lakeThe darkest evening of the year.He gives his harness bells a shakeTo ask if there is some mistake.The only other sound's the sweepOf easy wind and downy flake.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.”

Tags : Nature Poetry
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

23. “The way a crowShook down on meThe dust of snowFrom a hemlock treeHas given my heartA change of moodAnd saved some partOf a day I had rued.”

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Author : Robert Frost

24. “We ran as if to meet the moon.”

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Author : Robert Frost

25. “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”

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Author : Robert Frost

26. “The heart can think of no devotionGreater than being shore to the ocean-Holding the curve of one position,Counting an endless repetition.”

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Author : Robert Frost

27. “Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”

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Author : Robert Frost

28. “Nature's first green is gold,Her hardest hue to hold.Her early leaf's a flower;But only so an hour.Then leaf subsides to leaf.So Eden sank to grief,So dawn goes down to day.Nothing gold can stay.”

Tags : Impermanence Nature Poem
Author : Robert Frost

29. “God made a beauteous garden With lovely flowers strown,But one straight, narrow pathway That was not overgrown.And to this beauteous garden He brought mankind to live,And said "To you, my children, These lovely flowers I give.Prune ye my vines and fig trees, With care my flowers tend,But keep the pathway open Your home is at the end."God's Garden”

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Author : Robert Frost

30. “Fireflies in the GardenBy Robert Frost 1874–1963 Here come real stars to fill the upper skies, And here on earth come emulating flies, That though they never equal stars in size, (And they were never really stars at heart) Achieve at times a very star-like start. Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.”

Tags : Fireflies Frost Nature Poetry Robert Stars
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

31. “One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

Tags : Birches Frost Individuality
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Birches

32. “Fire and IceSome say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I’ve tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice.”

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Author : Robert Frost

33. “One could do worse than being a swinger of birches.”

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Author : Robert Frost

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

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Author : Robert Frost

35. “A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.”

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Author : Robert Frost

36. “I have been one acquainted with the night.I have walked out in rain - and back in rain.I have outwalked the furthest city light.I have looked down the saddest city lane.I have passed by the watchman on his beatAnd dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.”

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Author : Robert Frost

37. “Families break up when they get hints you don't intend and miss hints that you do.”

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Author : Robert Frost

38. “Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”

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Author : Robert Frost

39. “A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. ”

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Author : Robert Frost

40. “So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : New Hampshire

41. “These 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.”

Tags : Life
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

42. “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”

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Author : Robert Frost

43. “It looked as if a night of dark intent was coming, and not only a night, an age. Someone had better be prepared for rage...”

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Author : Robert Frost

44. “Acquainted with the NightI have been one acquainted with the night.I have walked out in rain—and back in rain.I have outwalked the furthest city light.I have looked down the saddest city lane.I have passed by the watchman on his beatAnd dropped my eyes, unwilling to explain.I have stood still and stopped the sound of feetWhen far away an interrupted cryCame over houses from another street,But not to call me back or say good-bye;And further still at an unearthly height,One luminary clock against the skyProclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.I have been one acquainted with the night.”

Tags : Darkness Depression Isolation Poetry
Author : Robert Frost
Source : West-Running Brook

45. “The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.”

Tags : Alcoholism Ego Work
Author : Robert Frost

46. “I'd like to get away from earth awhileAnd then come back to it and begin over.May no fate wilfully misunderstand meAnd half grant what I wish and snatch me awayNot to return. Earth's the right place for love:I don't know where it's likely to go better.”

Tags : Brevity Love Nature Time Youth
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Birches

47. “He moves in darkness as it seems to meNot of woods only and the shade of trees.”

Tags : Darkness Division Poems Poetry Walls Woods
Author : Robert Frost
Source : North of Boston

48. “He will not go behind his father's saying, And he likes having thought of it so well He says again, "Good fences make good neighbors.”

Tags : Fences Isolation Mending Wall Neighbors
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

49. “How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?”

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Author : Robert Frost

50. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”

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Author : Robert Frost

51. “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.”

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Author : Robert Frost

52. “I have stood still and stopped the sound of feetWhen far away an interrupted cryCame over houses from another street,But not to call me back or say good-bye;And further still at an unearthly height,A luminary clock against the skyProclaimed the time was neither wrong nor right.I have been one acquainted with the night.”

Tags : Darkness Evil
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

53. “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.”

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Author : Robert Frost

54. “I hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo know that for destruction iceIs also great”

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Author : Robert Frost

55. “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

Tags : Road Less Traveled
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

56. “An idea is a feat of association, and the height of it is a good metaphor.”

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Author : Robert Frost

57. “Lodged"The rain to the wind said,'You push and I'll pelt.'They so smote the garden bed.That the flowers actually knelt,And lay lodged -- though not dead.I know how the flowers felt.”

Tags : Difficulties Endurance Flowers Hardship Lodged Resilience Storm
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

58. “So was I once myself a swinger of birches.And so I dream of going back to be.”

Tags : Childhood Fun Innocence Life
Author : Robert Frost

59. “...So when at times the mob is swayedTo carry praise or blame too far,We may choose something like a starTo stay our minds on and be staid”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

60. “Zdarzyło mi się niegdyś ujrzeć w lesie rano dwie drogi: pojechałem tą mniej uczęszczaną - Reszta wzięła się z tego, że to ją wybrałem”

Tags : Los Życie
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

61. “He got a good glass for six hundred dollars.His new job gave him leisure for stargazing.Often he bid me come and have a lookUp the brass barrel, velvet black inside,At a star quaking in the other end.I recollect a night of broken cloudsAnd underfoot snow melted down to ice,And melting further in the wind to mud.Bradford and I had out the telescope.We spread our two legs as it spread its three,Pointed our thoughts the way we pointed it,And standing at our leisure till the day broke,Said some of the best things we ever said.That telescope was christened the Star-Splitter,Because it didn't do a thing but splitA star in two or three the way you splitA globule of quicksilver in your handWith one stroke of your finger in the middle.It's a star-splitter if there ever was one,And ought to do some good if splitting stars'Sa thing to be compared with splitting wood.”

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Author : Robert Frost

62. “To be social is to be forgiving.”

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Author : Robert Frost

63. “Before I built a wall I’d ask to knowWhat I was walling in or walling out,And to whom I was like to give offense.”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost: The Collected Poems, Complete and Unabridged

64. “En dos palabras puedo resumir cuanto he aprendido acerca de la vida: Sigue adelante.”

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Author : Robert Frost

65. “Nor is there wanting in the pressSome spirit to stand simply forth,Heroic in it nakedness,Against the uttermost of earth.The tale of earth's unhonored thingsSounds nobler there than 'neath the sun;And the mind whirls and the heart sings,And a shout greets the daring one.”

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Author : Robert Frost

66. “La strada non presaDue strade divergevano in un bosco d'autunnoe dispiaciuto di non poterle percorrere entrambe,essendo un solo viaggiatore, a lungo indugiaifissandone una, più lontano che potevofin dove si perdeva tra i cespugli.Poi presi l'altra, che era buona ugualmentee aveva forse l'aspetto miglioreperché era erbosa e meno calpestatasebbene il passaggio le avesse rese quasi uguali.Ed entrambe quella mattina erano ricoperte di foglieche nessun passo aveva anneritooh, mi riservai la prima per un altro giornoanche se, sapendo che una strada conduce verso un'altra,dubitavo che sarei mai tornato indietro.Lo racconterò con un sospiroda qualche parte tra molti anni:due strade divergevano in un bosco ed io -io presi la meno battuta,e questo ha fatto tutta la differenza.”

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Author : Robert Frost

67. “New' is a word for fools in towns who think / Style upon style in dress and thought at last / Must get somewhere.”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

68. “They cannot scare me with their empty spacesBetween stars—on stars where no human race is.I have it in me so much nearer homeTo scare myself with my own desert places.”

Tags : Loneliness
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

69. “I have wished a bird would fly away,And not sing by my house all day;Have clapped my hands at him from the doorWhen it seemed as if I could bear no more.The fault must partly have been in me.The bird was not to blame for his keys.And of course there must be something wrongIn waiting to silence any song.”

Tags : Poetry Quotes
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

70. “My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.”

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Author : Robert Frost

71. “Fragmentary BlueWhy make so much of fragmentary blueIn here and there a bird, or butterfly,Or flower, or wearing-stone, or open eye,When heaven presents in sheets the solid hue?Since earth is earth, perhaps, not heaven (as yet)--Though some savants make earth include the sky;And blue so far above us comes so high,It only gives our wish for blue a whet.”

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Author : Robert Frost

72. “I could give all to Time except -- exceptWhat I myself have held. But why declareThe things forbidden that while the Customs sleptI have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,And what I would not part with I have kept.”

Tags : Friendship Poetry Time
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

73. “A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

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Author : Robert Frost

74. “INTO MY OWNOne of my wishes is that those dark trees, So old and firm they scarcely show the breeze, Were not, as ’twere, the merest mask of gloom, But stretched away unto the edge of doom. I should not be withheld but that some day Into their vastness I should steal away, Fearless of ever finding open land, Or highway where the slow wheel pours the sand. I do not see why I should e’er turn back, Or those should not set forth upon my track To overtake me, who should miss me here And long to know if still I held them dear. They would not find me changed from him they knew— Only more sure of all I thought was true.”

Tags : Poetry
Author : Robert Frost
Source : A Boy's Will

75. “I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.”

Tags : Robert Frost The Road Not Taken
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Road Not Taken

76. “Two such as you with such a master speedCannot be parted nor be swept awayFrom one another once you are agreedThat life is only life forevermoreTogether wing to wing and oar to oar”

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Author : Robert Frost

77. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise for the writer, no surprise for the reader.”

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Author : Robert Frost

78. “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;”

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Author : Robert Frost

79. “My woods...the young fir balsams like a placeWhere houses all are churches and have spires.”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : Mountain Interval

80. “I'm drunk-nonsensical tired out.”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : Mountain Interval

81. “-What is this?-This life?Our sitting here by lanternlight togetherAmid the wreckage of a former home?You won't deny the lantern isn't new.The stove is not, and you are not to me,Nor I to you.”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : Mountain Interval

82. “-No, this is no begining.-Then an end?-End is a gloomy word.”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : Mountain Interval

83. “Love has earth to which she clingsWith hills and circling arms aboutWall within wall to shut fear out.But Thought has need of no such things,For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings.On snow and sand and turf, I seeWhere Love has left a printed traceWith straining in the world's embrace.And such is Love and glad to be.But Thought has shaken his ankles free.Thought cleaves the interstellar gloomAnd sits in Sirius' disc all night,Till day makes him retrace his flight,With smell of burning on every plume,Back past the sun to an earthly room.His gains in heaven are what they are.Yet some say Love by being thrallAnd simply staying possesses allIn several beauty that Thought fares farTo find fused in another star.”

Tags : Bond And Free Robert Frost
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Mountain Interval

84. “Sudden and swift and light as thatThe ties gave,And he learned of finalitiesBesides the grave.”

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Author : Robert Frost
Source : Mountain Interval

85. “They are that that talks of goingBut never gets away.”

Tags : Robert Frost The Sound Of Trees
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Mountain Interval

86. “I shall make the reckless choiceSome day when they are in voiceAnd tossing so as to scareThe white clouds over them on.I shall have less to say,But I shall be gone.”

Tags : Robert Frost The Sound Of Trees
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Mountain Interval

87. “I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree~And climb black branches up a snow-white trunkToward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,But dipped its top and set me down again.That would be good both going and coming back.One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

Tags : Birches
Author : Robert Frost

88. “They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load, And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed So low for long, they never right themselves.”

Tags : Birches Inspirational Life Nature Trees
Author : Robert Frost

89. “I’d like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. May no fate willfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better. I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”

Tags : Birches
Author : Robert Frost

90. “The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. I know people who read without hearing the sentence sounds and they were the fastest readers. Eye readers we call them. They get the meaning by glances. But they are bad readers because they miss the best part of what a good writer puts into his work.”

Tags : Readers Reading Writers Writing
Author : Robert Frost

91. “But yield who will to their separation, My object in living is to uniteMy avocation and my vocationAs my two eyes make one in sight.”

Tags : Goals Inspiration
Author : Robert Frost

92. “Keats mourned that the rainbow, which as a boy had been for him a magic thing, had lost its glory because the physicists had found it resulted merely from the refraction of the sunlight by the raindrops. Yet knowledge of its causation could not spoil the rainbow for me. I am sure that it is not given to man to be omniscient. There will always be something left to know, something to excite the imagination of the poet and those attuned to the great world in which they live (p. 64)”

Tags : Imagination Poetry Science
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Interviews With Robert Frost

93. “I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn”

Tags : Introspection On Writing Reflection
Author : Robert Frost

94. “The only way out is through”

Tags : Climbing Out From Under Grief Healing Heartbreak
Author : Robert Frost

95. “They would not find me changed from him they knew — Only more sure of all I thought was true.”

Tags : Change Character Truth
Author : Robert Frost

96. “When the spent sun throws up its rays on cloudAnd goes down burning into the gulf below,No voice in nature is heard to cry aloudAt what has happened. Birds, at least must knowIt is the change to darkness in the sky.Murmuring something quiet in her breast,One bird begins to close a faded eye;Or overtaken too far from his nest,Hurrying low above the grove, some waifSwoops just in time to his remembered tree.At most he thinks or twitters softly, 'Safe!Now let the night be dark for all of me.Let the night be too dark for me to seeInto the future. Let what will be, be.”

Tags : Poem
Author : Robert Frost

97. “The mind-is not the heart.I may yet live, as I know others live,To wish in vain to let go with the mind-Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells meThat I need learn to let go with the heart.”

Tags : Excerpt Life Poem
Author : Robert Frost

98. “Nothing gold can stay.”

Tags : Inspirational Life Poem
Author : Robert Frost

99. “The ArmfulFor every parcel I stoop down to seizeI lose some other off my arms and knees,And the whole pile is slipping, bottles, buns,Extremes too hard to comprehend at. onceYet nothing I should care to leave behind.With all I have to hold with hand and mindAnd heart, if need be, I will do my best.To keep their building balanced at my breast.I crouch down to prevent them as they fall;Then sit down in the middle of them all.I had to drop the armful in the roadAnd try to stack them in a better load.”

Tags : Responsibility
Author : Robert Frost

100. “21. RevelationWE make ourselves a place apartBehind light words that tease and flout,But oh, the agitated heartTill someone find us really out.’Tis pity if the case require(Or so we say) that in the endWe speak the literal to inspireThe understanding of a friend.But so with all, from babes that playAt hide-and-seek to God afar,So all who hide too well awayMust speak and tell us where they are”

Tags : A Place Apart Revelation
Author : Robert Frost
Source : A Boy's Will

101. “Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent. ”

Tags : Money
Author : Robert Frost

102. “But bid life seize the present? It lives less in the present Than in the future always, And less in both together Than in the past. The present Is too much for the senses, Too crowding, too confusing— Too present to imagine.”

Tags : Carpe Diem Future Past Present
Author : Robert Frost

103. “Fire and IceSome say the world will end in fire,Some say ice.From what I've tasted of desire,I hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough to hate.To say that for destruction ice,Is also greatAnd would suffice.”

Tags : Destruction Fire Ice
Author : Robert Frost

104. “Originality and initiative are what I ask for my country.”

Tags : Country Initiative Originality Poetry United States
Author : Robert Frost

105. “A house that lacks, seemingly, mistress and master, With doors that none but the wind ever closes, Its floor all littered with glass and with plaster; It stands in a garden of old-fashioned roses. I pass by that way in the gloaming with Mary; 'I wonder,' I say, 'who the owner of those is.' 'Oh, no one you know,' she answers me airy, 'But one we must ask if we want any roses.' So we must join hands in the dew coming coldly There in the hush of the wood that reposes, And turn and go up to the open door boldly, And knock to the echoes as beggars for roses. 'Pray, are you within there, Mistress Who-were-you?' 'Tis Mary that speaks and our errand discloses. 'Pray, are you within there? Bestir you, bestir you! 'Tis summer again; there's two come for roses. 'A word with you, that of the singer recalling-- Old Herrick: a saying that every maid knows is A flower unplucked is but left to the falling, And nothing is gained by not gathering roses.' We do not loosen our hands' intertwining (Not caring so very much what she supposes), There when she comes on us mistily shining And grants us by silence the boon of her roses.”

Tags : Abandoned House Lovers Love Story Roses
Author : Robert Frost

106. “For, dear me, why abandon a beliefMerely because it ceases to be true?Cling to it long enough, and not a doubtIt will turn true again, for so it goes.Most of the change we think we see in lifeIs due to truths being in and out of favor.As I sit here, and often times, I wishI could be monarch of a desert landI could devote and dedicate foreverTo the truths we keep coming back and back to.––from "The Black Cottage”

Tags : Belief Change Fashion Life Permanence Truth
Author : Robert Frost
Source : Collected Poems of Robert Frost

107. “I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.”

Tags : Disorganized Style Of Living
Author : Robert Frost

108. “I would not come in.I meant not even if asked,And I hadn't been.”

Tags : Come In Poetry
Author : Robert Frost
Source : The Poetry of Robert Frost

109. “More than once I should have lost my soul to radicalism if it had been the originality it was mistaken for by its young converts.”

Tags : Originality Poetry Radicalism Soul Wisdom Youth
Author : Robert Frost

110. “Something sinister in the toneTold me my secret must be known:Word I was in the house aloneSomehow must have gotten abroad,Word I was in my life alone,Word I had no one left but God.”

Tags : Bereft
Author : Robert Frost

111. “He studied Latin like the violin, because he liked it.”

Tags : Latin
Author : Robert Frost