Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Strange how such innocence gets its own way.
    I shouldn't be surprised if in this world
    It were the force that would at last prevail.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Black Cottage."
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  • ''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.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Lesson for Today, A Witness Tree (1942).
  • ''"A sigh for every so many breath,
    And for every so many sigh a death.
    That's what I always tell my wife
    Is the multiplication table of life."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Times Table."
  • ''America is hard to see.
    Less partial witnesses than he
    In book on book have testified
    They could not see it from outside....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "America Is Hard to See."
  • ''Faster or slower as he chanced,
    Sitting or standing as he chose,
    According as he feared to risk
    His neck, or thought to spare his clothes.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Brown's Descent."
  • ''Was there ever a cause too lost,
    Ever a cause that was lost too long....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Hannibal."
  • ''We met. But all
    We did that day was mingle great and small
    Footprints in summer dust as if we drew
    The figure of our being less than two
    But more than one as yet.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Meeting and Passing."
  • ''It is right in there
    Betwixt and between
    The orchard bare
    And the orchard green....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Peril of Hope."
  • ''And oh, I knew, I knew,
    And said out loud, I couldn't bide the smother
    And heat so close in; but the thought of all
    The woods and town on fire by me, and all
    The town turned out to fight for me that held me.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bonfire."
  • ''If this uncertain age in which we dwell
    Were really as dark as I hear sages tell,
    And I convinced that they were really sages,
    I should not curse myself with it to hell....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Lesson for Today."

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Best Poem of Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken

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;

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 ...

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Out, Out

The buzz-saw snarled and rattled in the yard
And made dust and dropped stove-length sticks of wood,
Sweet-scented stuff when the breeze drew across it.
And from there those that lifted eyes could count
Five mountain ranges one behind the other
Under the sunset far into Vermont.
And the saw snarled and rattled, snarled and rattled,
As it ran light, or had to bear a load.
And nothing happened: day was all but done.

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