Hal Borland

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Harold "Hal" Glen Borland (May 14, 1900February 22, 1978) was an American author, journalist and naturalist.


  • Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
    • Countryman: A Summary of Belief, Lippincott, 1965, p. 99
  • You fight dandelions all week-end, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity.
  • No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
    • Sundial of the Seasons, Lippincott, 1964, p. 49

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