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The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Freedom lies in being bold.

Freedom lies in being bold.

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.

Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.

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

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

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

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

The best way out is always through.

The best way out is always through.

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.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

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.

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.

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

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

We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. ---->>>

Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. ---->>>

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving. ---->>>

Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice. ---->>>

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

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

Education is hanging around until you've caught on.

Education is hanging around until you've caught on.

No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard. ---->>>

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

I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed. ---->>>

The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. ---->>>

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.

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

I had a lovers quarrel with the world. ---->>>

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel. ---->>>

I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way. ---->>>

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

Thinking isn't agreeing or disagreeing. That's voting. ---->>>

And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world. ---->>>

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. ---->>>

The artist in me cries out for design.

The artist in me cries out for design.

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

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

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

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

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

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader. ---->>>

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.

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

To be social is to be forgiving. ---->>>

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

The only certain freedom's in departure.

The only certain freedom's in departure.

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat. ---->>>

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. ---->>>

Nothing can make injustice just but mercy. ---->>>

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

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down. ---->>>

I always entertain great hopes.

I always entertain great hopes.

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn. ---->>>

Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward. ---->>>

We love things we love what they are. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

You can't get too much winter in the winter. ---->>>

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering. ---->>>

The middle of the road is where the white line is - and that's the worst place to drive. ---->>>

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

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

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.

What we live by we die by. ---->>>

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

The only way round is through. ---->>>

Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. ---->>>

College is a refuge from hasty judgment. ---->>>

If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia. ---->>>

They would not find me changed from him they knew - only more sure of all I thought was true. ---->>>

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything. ---->>>

I go to school the youth to learn the future. ---->>>

Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on. ---->>>

You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country. ---->>>

Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second. ---->>>

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

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

Nobody was ever meant, To remember or invent, What he did with every cent. ---->>>

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

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

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

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

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

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

Hell is a half-filled auditorium. ---->>>

The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader. ---->>>

You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider. ---->>>

I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world. ---->>>

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

One aged man - one man - can't fill a house. ---->>>

Pressed into service means pressed out of shape. ---->>>

Space ails us moderns: we are sick with space. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: March 26, 1874
Birthplace:
Die: 01-29, 1963
Occupation: Poet
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Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes (wikipedia)