Robert Frost, (born March 26, 1874, San Francisco, Calif., U.S.—died Jan. 29, 1963, Boston, Mass.), U.S. poet. Frost’s family moved to New England early in his life. After stints at Dartmouth College and Harvard University and a difficult period as a teacher and farmer, he moved to England and published his first collections, A Boy’s Will (1913) and North of Boston (1914). At the outbreak of war, he returned to New England. He closely observed rural life and in his poetry endowed it with universal, even metaphysical, meaning, using colloquial language, familiar rhythms, and common symbols to express both its pastoral ideals and its dark complexities.
Robert Frost collections include New Hampshire (1923, Pulitzer Prize), Collected Poems (1930, Pulitzer Prize), A Further Range (1936, Pulitzer Prize), and A Witness Tree (1942, Pulitzer Prize). He was unique among American poets of the 20th century in simultaneously achieving wide popularity and deep critical admiration. Many of his poems, including “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Birches,” “The Death of the Hired Man,” “Dust of Snow,” “Fire and Ice,” and “Home Burial,” are widely anthologies.
Robert Frost’s work was initially published in England before it was published in America. Known for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech, Frost frequently wrote about settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime and is the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America’s rare ‘public literary figures, almost an artistic institution’. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont.
Team Inspiring Life provides you with 31 famous quotes by Robert Frost:
31 quotes of Robert Frost
The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
These 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.
We love the things we love for what they are.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.
If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.
Freedom lies in being bold.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
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.
Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
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.
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
Dancing is a vertical expression of a horizontal desire.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
How many things would you attempt If you knew you could not fail?
We ran as if to meet the moon.
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.
Thinking is not to agree or disagree. That’s voting.
The middle of the road is where the white line is—and that’s the worst place to drive.
I believe in teaching, but I don’t believe in going to school.
By faithfully working eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body— the wishbone.
A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Good fences make good neighbours.
Anything more than the truth would be too much.
You’ve got to love what’s lovable, and hate what’s hateable. It takes brains to see the difference.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Education doesn’t change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.