Hal Borland Quotes


17 Hal Borland quotes:



"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."
"Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January."
"April is a promise that May is bound to keep."
"Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason."
"You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."
"October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again."
"A snowdrift is a beautiful thing - if it doesn't lie across the path you have to shovel or block the road that leads to your destination."
"For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand. In every tuft of grass, in every bird, in every opening bud, there it is."
"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."
"To see a hillside white with dogwood bloom is to know a particular ecstasy of beauty, but to walk the gray Winter woods and find the buds which will resurrect that beauty in another May is to partake of continuity."
Author: Borland Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason."
"Years end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."
Author: Borland Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."
"To know after absence the familiar street and road and village and house is to know again the satisfaction of home"
Author: Borland Quotes Category: Absence Quotes
"No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."
Author: Borland Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Seasons Quotes
"Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night."
"There are no limits to either time or distance, except as man himself may make them. I have but to touch the wind to know these things."



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