Robert Frost Quotations

Robert Frost

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

A diplomat is man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never her age.

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

All the great things are done for their own sake.

Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.

A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.

A poem...begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness... It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by the policeman.

By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day!

Don't be an agnostic -- be something.

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

Hell is a half-filled auditorium.

I never dared be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

I never tried to worry anybody into intelligence.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

Poetry should be common in experience but uncommon in books.

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.

The best way out is always through.

The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended -- and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared people.

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

Three words sum up what you can count on in life: It goes on.

Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough, and ... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.