Here are some quotes by Robert Frost that I like:
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.
I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
If one by one we counted people out for the least sin, it wouldn’t take us long to get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.
Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.
The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.
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.
The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
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.
There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
They would not find me changed from him they knew – only more sure of all I thought was true.
Thinking isn’t agreeing or disagreeing. That’s voting.
What we live by we die by.