Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''And then I know of no better way
    To close a road, abandon a farm,
    Reduce the births of the human race,
    And bring back nature in people's place.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Times Table."
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  • ''And of course there must be something wrong
    In wanting to silence any song.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Minor Bird."
  • ''It must have looked as if the course
    He steered was really straight away
    From that which he was headed for
    Not much concerned for them, I say;
    No more so than became a man
    And politician at odd seasons.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Brown's Descent."
  • ''I can but wonder whence
    I get the lasting sense
    Of so much warmth and light.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Happiness Makes Up in Height for What It Lacks in Length."
  • ''Afterward I went past what you had passed
    Before we met, and you what I had passed.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Meeting and Passing."
  • ''And offered her a home to rest awhile
    Before she went the poor man's widow's way,
    Housekeeping for the next man out of wedlock.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Place for a Third."
  • ''"... War is for everyone, for children too.
    I wasn't going to tell you and I mustn't.
    The best way is to come uphill with me
    And have our fire and laugh and be afraid."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Bonfire."
  • ''One age is like another for the soul.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Lesson for Today."
  • ''"One thought in agony of strife
    The bravest would have by for friend,
    The memory that he chose the life ..."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Trial by Existence."
  • ''I have wished a bird would fly away,
    And not sing by my house all day....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Minor Bird."

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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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Revelation

We make ourselves a place apart
Behind light words that tease and flout,
But oh, the agitated heart
Till someone find us really out.

'Tis pity if the case require
(Or so we say) that in the end
We speak the literal to inspire
The understanding of a friend.

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