Robert Frost is one of the most renowned American poets. Here are some of his most famous quotes, along with a "look inside" link to one of his 5 star reviewed books of poetry on Amazon.

  1. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
  2. A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view.
  3. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday... but never remembers her age.
  4. A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
  5. A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
  6. A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
  7. A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
  8. All poetry is a reproduction of the tones of actual speech.
  9. An idea is a feat of association.
  10. As it is more blessed to give than receive, so it must be more blessed to receive than to give back.
  11. By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
  12. Do not follow where the path may lead... Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  13. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
  14. Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.
  15. Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.
  16. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
  17. I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
  18. I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise.
  19. In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life — It goes on.
  20. Isn't it funny that anything the Supreme Court says is right?
  21. Love is an irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.
  22. Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
  23. Poetry is the first thing lost in translation.
  24. The best way out is always through.
  25. The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.
  26. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
  27. The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
  28. There are tones of voices that mean more than words.
  29. Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
  30. You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.
  31. The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.
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