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Pearl S. Buck Quotes

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
Pearl S. Buck
Love, Together, Mothers

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
Pearl S. Buck
Work, Joy, Youth

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Pearl S. Buck
Freedom, Power, Hope

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck
Work, Enjoy, Word

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
Pearl S. Buck
Yourself, Cannot, Feelings

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.
Pearl S. Buck
Good, Men, Evil

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
Pearl S. Buck
Society, Fear, Old

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
Pearl S. Buck
Alone, Inside, Dry

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
Alone, Mind, Heart

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl S. Buck
Happiness, Growth, Itself

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.
Pearl S. Buck
Communication, Pass

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
Pearl S. Buck
Today, Understand, Yesterday

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
Pearl S. Buck
Work, Mind, Wait

Love dies only when growth stops.
Pearl S. Buck
Love, Growth, Dies

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
Pearl S. Buck
Makes, Thief, Hunger

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
Pearl S. Buck
Great, Moment, Second

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
Pearl S. Buck
Life, Death, Hope

What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Pearl S. Buck
Child, Born, Begins

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband’s bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
Pearl S. Buck
Power, Strength, Husband

Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.
Pearl S. Buck
Evil, Race, Shadow

A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God’s truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
Pearl S. Buck
God, Truth, Dog

Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman.
Pearl S. Buck
Education, Home, Woman

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Pearl S. Buck
Age, Pain, Idea

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
Pearl S. Buck
Love, Change, Marriage

If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
Pearl S. Buck
Life, Child, Fails

Love alone could waken love.
Pearl S. Buck
Love, Alone, Waken

To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.
Pearl S. Buck
Beautiful, Mind, Heart

All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
Pearl S. Buck
Until, Possible, Impossible

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck
Enough, Young, Impossible

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
Pearl S. Buck
Life, Faith, Cannot

A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.
Pearl S. Buck
Work, Woman, Educated

I am mentally bifocal.
Pearl S. Buck
Mentally

Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.
Pearl S. Buck
Life, Cannot, Old

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
Pearl S. Buck
Age, Old, Making

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
Pearl S. Buck
Work, Faith, Hope

Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne.
Pearl S. Buck
Wise, Words, Therefore

Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.
Pearl S. Buck
Men, Women, Possession

Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors.
Pearl S. Buck
Destroy, Chinese, Relentless

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl S. Buck
Beauty, Order, Depends

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.
Pearl S. Buck
Life, Truth, Speak

The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.
Pearl S. Buck
Men, Women, Between

We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won’t let them into our country.
Pearl S. Buck
Heaven, China, Chinese

Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.
Pearl S. Buck
Life, Marriage, Good

When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.
Pearl S. Buck
Men, Old, Gods

One faces the future with one’s past.
Pearl S. Buck
Future, Past, Faces

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
Pearl S. Buck
Religion, Strength, Ourselves

Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds.
Pearl S. Buck
Men, Rather, Free

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
Pearl S. Buck
Heart, Blame, Season

The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.
Pearl S. Buck
Life, Truth, Speak

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
Pearl S. Buck
Death, Hope, Eat

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