Robert Frost


American Poet

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We all sit around in a ring and suppose, while the secret sits in the center and knows.

No wonder poets sometimes have to seem so much more businesslike than business men. Their wares are so much harder to get rid of.

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

My greatest complaint of education is that it is so loaded with material you never move in the spirit again.

It should be of the pleasure of a poem itself to tell how it can. The figure a poem makes. It begins in delight and ends in wisdom. The figure is the same as for love.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

I go to school to youth to learn the future.

I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise.

Good fences make good neighbors.

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.

Belief is better than anything else, and it is best when rapt - above paying its respects to anybody's doubt whatsoever.

Caution is security. "Boldest" is freedom - the breaking thing. Freedom lies in being bold.

All thought is a feat of association; having what's in front of you bring up something in your mind that you almost didn't know you knew.

Anything more than the truth would be too much.

A Liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

A poet begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

The brain is a wonderful organ; if starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.

A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view.

I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: two roads diverged in the wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

The best way out is always through.

Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.

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

Courage is the human virtue that counts most - courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That's all any of us have, so we must have the courage to go ahead and act on a hunch. It's the best we can do.

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

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