Quotes by Robert Frost


Freedom lies in being bold.
– 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.
– Robert Frost
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
– Robert Frost
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
– Robert Frost
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
– Robert Frost
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
– Robert Frost
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
– Robert Frost
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
– Robert Frost
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
– Robert Frost
A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
– Robert Frost
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.
– Robert Frost
And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.
– Robert Frost
And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
– Robert Frost
Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
– Robert Frost
College is a refuge from hasty judgment.
– Robert Frost
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
– Robert Frost
Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.
– Robert Frost
Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
– Robert Frost
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
– Robert Frost
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
– Robert Frost