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Robert Frost Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from Robert Frost
  1. #1
    “In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.”
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    Robert Frost
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    Life
  2. #2
    “Anything more than the truth would have seemed too weak . . . ”
  3. #3
    “It was no dream of the gift of idle hours,
    Or easy gold at the hand of fay or elf . . . ”
  4. #4
    “The way a crow
    Shook down on me
    The dust of snow
    From a hemlock tree
    Has given my heart
    A change of mood
    And saved some part
    Of a day I had rued.”
  5. #5
    “The city had withdrawn into itself
    And left at last the country to the country;”
  6. #6
    “A thousand Christmas trees I didn’t know I had!
    Worth three cents more to give away than sell,
    As may be shown by a simple calculation.
    Too bad I couldn’t lay one in a letter.
    I can’t help wishing I could send you one,
    In wishing you herewith a Merry Christmas.”
  7. #7
    “I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree,
    And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
    Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
    But dipped its top and set me down again.
    That would be good both going and coming back.
    One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”
  8. #8
    “When I see birches bend to left and right
    Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
    I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.”
  9. #9
    “Next to nothing for weight,
    And since they grew duller
    From contact with earth,
    Next to nothing for color.”
  10. #10
    “Nature’s first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.”
  11. #11
    “Some say the world will end in fire,
    Some say in ice.”
  12. #12
    “Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.”
  13. #13
    “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.”
  14. #14
    “My long scythe whispered and left the hay to make.”
  15. #15
    “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?”
  16. #16
    “How countlessly they congregate
    O’er our tumultuous snow,
    Which flows in shapes as tall as trees
    When wintry winds do blow!”
  17. #17
    “He says the best way out is always through.
    And I agree to that, or in so far
    As that I can see no way out but through—
    Leastways for me — and then they’ll be convinced.”
  18. #18
    “But I am done with apple-picking now.
    Essence of winter sleep is on the night,
    The scent of apples: I am drowsing off.”
  19. #19
    “Next to nothing for use.
    But a crop is a crop,
    And who’s to say where
    The harvest shall stop?”
  20. #20
    “So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.”
  21. #21
    “Before man came to blow it right
    The wind once blew itself untaught,
    And did its loudest day and night
    In any rough place where it caught.”
  22. #22
    “We love the things we love for what they are.”
  23. #23
    “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.”
  24. #24
    “I have been one acquainted with the night.”
  25. #25
    “Whose woods these are I think I know
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.”
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