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    The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: work 
     
    Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
    — Robert Frost
    The only way round is through.
    — Robert Frost
    The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
    — Robert Frost
    A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: men  women  boys  mother  year  fools 
     
    You're always believing ahead of your evidence. What was the evidence I could write a poem? I just believed it. The most creative thing in us is to believe in a thing.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: believe  write  creative 
     
    You're searching...For things that don't exist; I mean beginnings.Ends and beginnings - there are no such things.There are only middles.
    — Robert Frost
    Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: nature  grief 
     
    Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: nature 
     
    Here are your waters and your watering place. Drink and be whole again beyond confusion.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: confusion  water 
     
    We love the things we love for what they are.
    — Robert Frost
    You've often heard me say - perhaps too often - that poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation. That little poem means just what it says and it says what it means, nothing less but nothing more.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: lost  poetry  poem 
     
    Friends make pretence of following to the grave but before one is in it, their minds are turned and making the best of their way back to life and living people and things they understand.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: people  living  friends  mind 
     
    The middle of the road is where the white line is - and that's the worst place to drive.
    — Robert Frost
    A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: people  development  body 
     
    Many lovers have been divorcedBy having what is free enforced.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: lover 
     
    We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: secret  dance 
     
    The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: father  mother  son 
     
    Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: men  world 
     
    All thought is a feat of association; having what's in front of you bring up something in your mind that you almost didn't know you knew
    — Robert Frost
    tags: thoughts  mind 
     
    The artist in me cries out for design.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: artist 
     
    There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: heart 
     
    A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: thoughts  emotion  poem 
     
    By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: work 
     
    The heart can think of no devotion Greater than being shore to the ocean- Holding the curve of one position, Counting an endless repetition.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: heart 
     
    I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
    — Robert Frost
    I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: learn  book 
     
    Writing a poem is discovering.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: writing  poem 
     
    The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: people  society 
     
    Education is hanging around until you've caught on.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: education 
     
    Out alone in the winter rain, / Intent on giving and taking pain.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: pain  alone  giving  winter  rain 
     
    I am not a teacher. I am an awakener.
    — Robert Frost
    Don't be an agnostic. Be something.
    — Robert Frost
    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.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: sky 
     
    The only way out is through.
    — Robert Frost
    I don't like to see things on purpose. I like them to soak in. A friend . . . asked me to go to the top of the Empire State Building once, and I told him that he shouldn't treat New York as a sight-it's feeling, an emotional experience. And the same with every place else.
    — Robert Frost
    We can make a little order where we are, and then the big sweep of history on which we can have no effect doesn't overwhelm us. We do it with colors, with a garden, with the furnishings of a room, or with sounds and words. We make a little form, and we gain composure.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: garden 
     
    The ear is the only true writer and the only true reader.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: true 
     
    The trees that have it in their pent-up buds To darken nature and be summer woods.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: nature  summer 
     
    Hope is not found in a way out but a way through.
    — Robert Frost
    tags: hope 
     
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