"If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Hal Borland on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Hal Borland on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Hal Borland on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Hal Borland on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Hal Borland on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."
"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence."
"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."
"You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."