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“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
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 back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost
“We love the things we love for what they are.”
Robert Frost
“These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.”
Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
Robert Frost
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
Robert Frost
“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
Robert Frost
“Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire,
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.”
Robert Frost
“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”
Robert Frost
“If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.”
Robert Frost
“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.”
Robert Frost
“Freedom lies in being bold.”
Robert Frost
“Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”
Robert Frost
“The best way out is always through.”
Robert Frost
“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.”
Robert Frost
“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.”
Robert Frost
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Robert Frost
“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
Robert Frost
“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
Robert Frost
“Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”
Robert Frost
“Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”
Robert Frost
“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.”
Robert Frost
“I'm not confused. I'm just well mixed.”
Robert Frost
“The rain to the wind said,
You push and I'll pelt.'
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged--though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.”
Robert Frost
“They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars—on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.”
Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost
“Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”
Robert Frost
“There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can't move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and you jump to the skies.”
Robert Frost
“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.”
Robert Frost
“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
Robert Frost
“I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.”
Robert Frost

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