Robert Frost (1874-1963) was an American poet. After spending 40 years as an unknown, he became famous in America at the beginning of WWI. A four-time Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry, Frost was a poetic force and the unofficial “poet laureate” of the United States.


1. “My sorrow, when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.”

2. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”

3. “We love the things we love for what they are.”

4. “Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.”

5. “The best way out is always through.”

6. “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.”

7. “Good fences make good neighbors.

8. “I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.”

9. “The middle of the road is where the white line is — and that’s the worst place to drive.”

10. “The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get Up in the morning and does not stop until you get to the office.”

11. “Freedom lies in being bold.”


12. “Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”

13. “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”

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

15. “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”

16. “I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.”

17. “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

18. “Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.”

19. “I’d like to get away from earth awhile and then come back to it and begin over.”

20. “I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.”

21. “A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body— the wishbone.”

22. “By faithfully working eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.”

23. “A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.”

24. “Good fences make good neighbors.”

25. “You’ve got to love what’s lovable, and hate what’s hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.”