Facts about Pearl S. Buck

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Pearl S. Buck was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between June 6, 1892 and March 6, 1973. He/she became 80 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 45 quotes who is written / told by Pearl, under the main topics: Age, Happiness.

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Famous quotes by Pearl S. Buck (45)


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"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"
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"What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born"
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"To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death"
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"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"
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"Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up"
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"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"
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"You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings"
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"Order is the shape upon which beauty depends"
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"Love dies only when growth stops"
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"If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all"
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"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"
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"We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country"
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"To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth"
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"Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together"
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"Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame"
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"Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself"
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"Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds"
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"Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death"
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"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"
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"Hunger makes a thief of any man"
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"Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied"
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"Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne"
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"Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession"
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"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"
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"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"
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"You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea"
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"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"
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"Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors"
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"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday"
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"A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass"
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"When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place"
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"When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail"
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"One faces the future with one's past"
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"None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free"
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"Love alone could waken love"
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"To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind"
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"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation"
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"I am mentally bifocal"
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"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness"
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"All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now"
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"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love"
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"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness"


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