Robert Frost

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

Robert Frost Quotes

  • ''Since man began
    To drag down man
    And nation nation.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "I Will Sing You One-O...."
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  • ''A bird half wakened in the lunar noon
    Sang halfway through its little inborn tune.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "On a Bird Singing in Its Sleep."
  • ''And yet with neither love nor hate,
    Those stars like some snow-white
    Minerva's snow-white marble eyes
    Without the gift of sight.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Stars."
  • ''"... But don't you think we sometimes make too much
    Of the old stock? What counts is the ideals,
    And those will bear some keeping still about."''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "The Generations of Men."
  • ''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''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. The Road Not Taken (l. 1-4). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''My right might be love but theirs was need.
    And where the two exist in twain
    Theirs was the better right—agreed.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. Two Tramps in Mud Time (l. 62-64). . . The Poetry of Robert Frost. Edward Connery Lathem, ed. (1979) Henry Holt.
  • ''Man's ingenuity was good.
    He saw it plainly where he stood,
    Yet found it easy to resist.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "A Lone Striker."
  • ''Forget the myth.
    There is no one I
    Am put out with
    Or put out by.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Away!"
  • ''On every tree a bucket with a lid,
    And on black ground a bear-skin rug of snow.
    The sparks made no attempt to be the moon.
    They were content to figure in the trees
    As Leo, Orion, and the Pleiades.
    And that was what the boughs were full of soon.''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "Evening in a Sugar Orchard."
  • ''In that grave One
    They spoke of the sun
    And moon and stars,''
    Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. "I Will Sing You One-O...."

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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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