Robert Frost

A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on people, reason, work, and worry

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on courage, knowledge, and virtue

Courage is the human virtue that counts most--courage to act on limited knowledge and insufficient evidence. That's all any of us have.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on darkness, promises, and sleep

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.

Robert Frost

Source: Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on thought

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They would not find me changed from him they knew - Only more sure of all I thought was true.

Robert Frost

Source: Into My Own, 1913

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on family and life

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.

Robert Frost

Source: Comment

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on certainty and praise

It asks a little of us here. It asks of us a certain height, So when at times the mob is swayed To carry praise or blame too far, We may take something like a star To stay our minds on and be staid.

Robert Frost

Source: Take Something Like a Star, 1949

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on dignity, friendship, and memory

No memory of having starred Atones for later disregard, Or keeps the end from being hard Better to go down dignified With boughten friendship by your side Than none at all. Provide, provide!

Robert Frost

Source: Provide, Provide, 1936

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on good, immortality, and poetry

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

Source: The Poetry of Amy Lowell. >From the Christian Science Monitor, May 16, 1925

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on poetry, surprises, and writing

For me the initial delight is in the surprise of remembering something I didn't know I knew. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing . . . is discovering.

Robert Frost

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A Quote by Robert Lee Frost on learning and songs

Unless I'm wrong I but obey The urge of a song: I'm-bound-away! And I may return If dissatisfied With what I learn From having died.

Robert Frost

Source: Away!, 1962

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