1.“We love the things we love for what they are.”
2.“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
3.“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.”
4.“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
5.“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.”
6.“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a love sickness.
7.“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
8.“Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire,
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.”
9.“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”
10.“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.”
11.“Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee
And I’ll forgive Thy great big one on me.”
12.“Freedom lies in being bold.”
13.“The best way out is always through.”
14.“Poetry is what gets lost in translation.”
15.“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.”
16.“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
17.“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.”
18.“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.”
19.“Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.”
20.“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”
21.“The rain to the wind said,
You push and I’ll pelt.’
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged–though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.”
22.“Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.”
23.“Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.”
24.“I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.”
25.“They cannot scare me with their empty spaces
Between stars—on stars where no human race is.
I have it in me so much nearer home
To scare myself with my own desert places.”
26.“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”
27.“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.”
28.“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.”
29.“I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.”