52 Robert Frost Quotes to Inspire You Today

 

1. “The best way out is always through.” — ROBERT FROST

 

2. “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” — ROBERT FROST

 

3. “The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.” — ROBERT FROST

4.  “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

 

5. “Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That’s voting.” — ROBERT FROST

 

6. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” — ROBERT FROST

 

7. “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” — ROBERT FROST

 

8. “There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.” — ROBERT FROST

 



 

9. “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

 

10. “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

 

11. “A good book has no ending.” — ROBERT FROST

 

12. “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

 

13. “I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.” — ROBERT FROST

 

14. “The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.” — ROBERT FROST

 

15. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” — ROBERT FROST

 

16. “Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” — ROBERT FROST

 

17. “We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.” — ROBERT FROST

 

18. “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.” — ROBERT FROST

 

19. “No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” — ROBERT FROST

 

20. “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

 

21. “Families break up when they get hints you don’t intend and miss hints that you do.” — ROBERT FROST

 

22. “The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.” — ROBERT FROST

 

23. “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.” — ROBERT FROST

 

24. “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

 

25. “The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” — ROBERT FROST

 

26. “Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.” — ROBERT FROST

 

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

 



 

28. “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.” — ROBERT FROST

 

29. “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.” — ROBERT FROST

 

30. “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” — ROBERT FROST

 

31. “The middle of the road is where the white line is—and that’s the worst place to drive.” — ROBERT FROST

 

32. “A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.” — ROBERT FROST

 

33. “Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.” — ROBERT FROST

 

34. “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.” — ROBERT FROST

 

35. “A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body— the wishbone.” — ROBERT FROST

 

36. “I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.” — ROBERT FROST

 

37. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” — ROBERT FROST

 

38. “Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.” — ROBERT FROST

 

39. “I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school.” — ROBERT FROST

 

40. “To be social is to be forgiving.” — ROBERT FROST

 



 

41. “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.” — ROBERT FROST

 

42. “By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.” — ROBERT FROST

 

43. “Poetry is what gets lost in translation.” — ROBERT FROST

 

44. “I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” — ROBERT FROST

 

45. “I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.” — ROBERT FROST

 

46. “You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother’s always a Democrat.” — ROBERT FROST

 

47. “Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.” — ROBERT FROST

 

48. “A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.” — ROBERT FROST

 

49. “Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.” — ROBERT FROST

 

50. “We love the things we love for what they are.” — ROBERT FROST

 

51. “Anything more than the truth would be too much.” — ROBERT FROST

 

52. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.” — ROBERT FROST

 

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