Robert Frost
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"Robert Lee Frost" was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prize for Poetry/Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution." He was awarded the List of Congressional Gold Medal recipients/Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works. On July 22, 1961 Frost was named Poet laureate of Vermont by the state legislature through Joint Resolution R-59 of the Acts of 1961, which also created the position.

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The best way out is always through.

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

The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.

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

I never dared to be radical when young For fear it would make me conservative when old.

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

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

You can be a rank insider as well as a rank outsider.

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee, and I'll forgive Thy great big joke on me.

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

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.

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.

Writing a poem is discovering.

I have been one acquainted with the night.

An idea is a feat of association.

I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise.

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.

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

I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.

And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.

As it is more blessed to give than receive, so it must be more blessed to receive than to give back.

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

Isn't it funny that anything the Supreme Court says is right?

We dance in a circle and suppose, while the secret sits in the middle and knows.

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

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.

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

A definite purpose, like blinders on a horse, inevitably narrows its possessor's point of view.

Love is an irresistable desire to be irresistably desired.

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.

There are tones of voices that mean more than words.

Freedom lies in being bold.

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.

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

Depression occurs when one looks back with no pride, and looks forward with no hope.

There's nothing I'm afraid of like scared people.

Half the world is composed of those who have something to say but can't; the other half is of those who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.

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