Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''With their ever breaking newness
    And their courage to be new.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Courage to Be New."
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  • ''"... The slave will never thank his manumitter;
    Which often makes the manumitter bitter."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus."
  • ''"The best way to hate is the worst.
    'Tis to find what the hated need,
    Never mind of what actual worth,
    And wipe that out of the earth.
    Let them die of unsatisfied greed...."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Vindictives."
  • ''Than smoke and mist who better could appraise
    The kindred spirit of an inner haze?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Cabin in the Clearing."
  • ''Arguments too stale to mention
    'Gainst American invention
    Most of all the mass production
    Destined to prove our destruction.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "An Importer."
  • ''Before now poetry has taken notice
    Of wars, and what are wars but politics
    Transformed from chronic to acute and bloody?''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
  • ''What an exciting age it is we live in
    With all this talk about the hope of youth
    And nothing made of youth.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "How Hard It Is to Keep From Being King When It's in You and in the Situation."
  • ''Thin emulous fond flowers are dead, too,
    And the daft sun-assaulter, he
    That frighted thee so oft, is fled or dead....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "My Butterfly."
  • ''Better to go down dignified
    With boughten friendship at your side
    Than none at all. Provide, provide!''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Provide, Provide (l. 19-21). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Something inspires the only cow of late
    To make no more of a wall than an open gate,
    And think no more of wall-builders than fools.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Cow in Apple Time (l. 1-3). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.

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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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After Apple Picking

My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree
Toward heaven still.
And there's a barrel that I didn't fill
Beside it, and there may be two or three
Apples I didn't pick upon some bough.
But I am done with apple-picking now.
Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
The scent of apples; I am drowsing off.
I cannot shake the shimmer from my sight

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