Pearl S Buck Quotes (31 quotations)

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1. 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

2. 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

3. At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them. - Pearl S Buck

4. Because psychologists have been able to discover, exactly as in a slow-motion picture, the way the human creature acquires knowledge and habits, the normal child has been vastly helped by what the retarded have taught us. - Pearl S Buck

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

6. Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. - Pearl S Buck

7. Hunger makes a thief of any man. - Pearl S Buck

8. I am mentally bifocal. - Pearl S Buck

9. 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

10. If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all. - Pearl S Buck

11. 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

12. Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. - Pearl S Buck

13. 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

14. One faces the future with one's past. - Pearl S Buck

15. Order is the shape upon which beauty depends. - Pearl S Buck

16. 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

17. Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same. - Pearl S Buck

18. Teaching is as sacred as priesthood. If one has not the concern for humanity, the love of living creatures, the vision of the priest and artist, he must not teach. - Pearl S Buck

19. The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born. - Pearl S Buck

20. 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

21. 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

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

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

24. There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be. - Pearl S Buck

25. There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness. - Pearl S Buck

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