Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''You know how cunningly mankind is planned:
    We have one loving and one hating hand.
    The loving's made to hold each other like,
    While with the hating other hand we strike.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus."
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  • ''He stung me first and stung me afterward.
    He rolled me off the field head over heels
    And would not listen to my explanations.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The White-Tailed Hornet."
  • ''With him the love of country means
    Blowing it all to smithereens
    And having it all made over new.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Case for Jefferson."
  • ''A light he was to no one but himself.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. An Old Man's Winter Night (l. 15). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Let those possess the land, and only those,
    Who love it with a love so strong and stupid
    That they may be abused and taken advantage of
    And made fun of by business, law, and art....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Build Soil."
  • ''For hard it is to keep from being King
    When it's in you and in the situation.''
    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."
  • ''With all thy dazzling other ones,
    In airy dalliance,
    Precipitate in love....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "My Butterfly."
  • ''The witch that came (the withered hag)
    To wash the steps with pail and rag,
    Was once the beauty Abishag,''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Provide, Provide (l. 1-3). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Having tasted fruit,
    She scorns a pasture withering to the root.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Cow in Apple Time (l. 5-6). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''"As liberals we're willing to give place
    To any demonstrably better race,
    No matter what the color of its skin.
    (But what a human race the white has been!)..."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Literate Farmer and the Planet Venus."

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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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A Time To Talk

When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don't stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven't hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall

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