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1874 - 1963, American poet

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

Love is an irresistible desire to be irrestibly desired.
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Poetry begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
Robert Frost

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and won't and that's a wife
who can't cook and will.
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A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
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The best way out is always through.
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I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
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Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
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When I was young, I was so interested in baseball that my family was afraid I'd waste my life
and be a pitcher. Later they were afraid I'd waste my life and be a poet. They were right.
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The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
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It is absurd to think that the only way to tell if a poem is lasting is to wait and see if it lasts.
The right reader of a good poem can tell the moment it strikes him that he has taken an
immortal wound - that he will never get over it.
Robert Frost

Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the world.
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A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
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How many things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
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You've got to love what's lovable, and hate what's hateable. It takes brains to see the
difference.
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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.
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Good fences make good neighbours.
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Everything written is as good as it is dramatic. It need not declare itself in form, but it is drama
or nothing.
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The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March.
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The middle of the road is where the white line is and that's the worst place to drive.
Robert Frost

The nearest friends can go
With anyone to death, comes so far short
They might as well not try to go at all.
No, from the time when one is sick to death,
One is alone, and he dies more alone.
Friends make pretence of following to the grave,
But before one is in it, their minds are turned
And making the best of their way back to life
And living people, and things they understand.
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To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.
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My goal in life is to unite my avocation with my vocation, as my two eyes make one sight.
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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
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Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your
way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against. With!
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I believe in teaching, but I don't believe in going to school.
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.
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I turned to speak to God
About the world's despair
But to make bad matters worse
I found God wasn't there.
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Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
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Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
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You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's. He's more
particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a
Democrat.
Robert Frost

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