Famous Quotes By Pearl S. Buck


  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.
  2. A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
  3. A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated and turned out to grass.
  4. Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
  12. Love alone could waken love.
  13. None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
  14. Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.
  15. One faces the future with one's past.
  16. Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
  17. 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.
  18. Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.
  19. The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between men and women.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
  23. To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
  24. Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then life is dull without it.
  25. 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.
  26. 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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