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Quotes By Robert Frost

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DOB
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26-03-1874
DOD
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29-01-1963

Robert Lee Frost can easily lay claim to the reputation of being one of the most popular modern poets, best known for his poem, 'The Road Not Taken'. In fact, it was this literary creation that inspired his closest friend, Edward Thomas to go to war—a decision that he was long-hesitant in taking. Despite being so revered and celebrated, there are certain facts about him that might surprise you:

  • His father William Prescott Frost, Jr. was inspired by the well-known Confederate General Robert E. Lee and thus named his son the same.
  • Robert and his classmate, Elinor White (White became his wife in the future) were both academically brilliant and graduated in 1892 from Lawrence High School as valedictorians.
  • Young Robert Frost was initially rejected by classmate Elinor, stating the reason that she intended on studying further. This broke the talented poet's heart and he decided to commit suicide. However after a short trip to Virginia, he returned with renewed determination, proposed again, and this time she agreed.
  • Frost was initially rejected as a poet in America. He moved with his family to England, gained immense recognition for his literary work. When he came back to his homeland during the World War I, he suddenly shot to fame for the same poems that the nation had initially found unworthy of praise.
  • Robert was the earliest poet to have honored a presidential inauguration for the United States of America. In 1961, he was asked to write a poem for the ushering in of President John F. Kennedy. Though he had written a new poem, he was unable to read it on that day owing to the glaring sun. However, his presence of mind paid of when the peerless writer recited by memory, an older poem titled 'The Gift Outright', which was much appreciated.

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.

- Robert Frost

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.

- Robert Frost

Love: The irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

- Robert Frost

A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.

- Robert Frost

Education doesn't change life much. It just lifts trouble to a higher plane of regard.

- Robert Frost

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

- Robert Frost

I had a lover's quarrel with the world

- Robert Frost

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.

- Robert Frost

My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane

- Robert Frost

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.

- Robert Frost

Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.

- Robert Frost

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything.

- Robert Frost

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

- Robert Frost

There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.

- Robert Frost

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.

- Robert Frost

I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.

- Robert Frost

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

- Robert Frost

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