Facts about Pearl S. Buck

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Summary

Pearl S. Buck was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between June 6, 1892 and March 6, 1973.

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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"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness"
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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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"All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now"
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"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness"
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"I am mentally bifocal"
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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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"To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind"
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"Love alone could waken love"
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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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"One faces the future with one's past"
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"When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail"
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"When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place"
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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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"If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday"
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"Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors"
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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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"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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"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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"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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"Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession"
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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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"Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied"
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"Hunger makes a thief of any man"
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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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"Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death"
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"Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds"
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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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"Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame"
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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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"To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth"
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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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"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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"If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all"
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"Love dies only when growth stops"
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"Order is the shape upon which beauty depends"
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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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it"
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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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"To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death"
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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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