25 Total Quotes

Hal Borland Quotes

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night
Hal Borland
#Autumn

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
Hal Borland
#American Author #Company

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.
Hal Borland
#American Author

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.
Hal Borland
#American Author #Fire

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.
Hal Borland
#American Author

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.
Hal Borland
#Miracles #Arrogance

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Hal Borland
#Meaning

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
Hal Borland
#American Author #Seasons

April is a promise that May is bound to keep.
Hal Borland
#American Author

To know after absence the familiar street and road and village and house is to know again the satisfaction of home
Hal Borland
#Absence

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
Hal Borland
#American Author

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.
Hal Borland
#American Author #Man

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.
Hal Borland
#Beauty

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.
Hal Borland
#American Author

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Hal Borland
#American Author #Nature

Years end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Hal Borland
#Wisdom

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.
Hal Borland
#American Author

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.
Hal Borland
#American Author

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.
Hal Borland
#American Author