Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''First under up and then again down under ...''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "On Our Sympathy with the Under Dog."
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  • ''But now he brushed the shavings from his knee
    And stood the ax there on its horse's hoof,
    Erect, but not without its waves, as when
    The snake stood up for evil in the Garden....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Ax-Helve."
  • ''It never had been inside the room,
    And only one of the two
    Was afraid in an oft-repeated dream
    Of what the tree might do.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Hill Wife, "IV. The Oft-Repeated Dream."
  • ''"... Anne has a way with flowers to take the place
    Of what she's lost: she goes down on one knee
    And lifts their faces by the chin to hers
    And says their names, and leaves them where they are."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Self-Seeker."
  • ''"Speaking of contraries, see how the brook
    In that white wave runs counter to itself.
    It is from that in water we were from
    Long, long before we were from any creature.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. West-running Brook (l. 43-46). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Courage is of the heart by derivation,
    And great it is. But fear is of the soul.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Masque of Mercy."
  • ''Word I was in my life alone,
    Word I had no one left but God.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Bereft (l. 15-16). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''A turning point in modern history.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "For John F. Kennedy His Inauguration."
  • ''Nature's never quite
    Sure she hasn't erred
    In her vague design....''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Kitty Hawk."
  • ''Your top has sunk too low,
    Your base has spread too wide,
    For you to roll one stone
    Down if you tried.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "On Taking from the Top to Broaden the Base."

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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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