Pearl S. Buck

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (born Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker, primarily known as Pearl S. Buck ) (26 June 1892 6 March 1973) was a prolific American writer. In 1938, she became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Found 34 thoughts of Pearl S. Buck

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

Pearl S. Buck

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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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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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

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

Pearl S. Buck

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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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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Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds.

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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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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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When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.

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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.

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If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.

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The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.

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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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Hunger makes a thief of any man.

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I am mentally bifocal.

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Love dies only when growth stops.

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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 and women should own the world as a mutual possession.

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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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Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.

Pearl S. Buck

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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A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.

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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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