Pearl S. Buck Quotes

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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.

Pearl S. Buck in Hope, Power, Free

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One faces the future with one's past.

Pearl S. Buck

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

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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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

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

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Love alone could waken love.

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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.

Pearl S. Buck

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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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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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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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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Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

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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.

Pearl S. Buck

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