Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck

American novelist

Lived from: 1892-1973

Quotes: Pearl S. Buck

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    Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds.
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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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    At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them.
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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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    Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
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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 earth.
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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 you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.
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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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    Love alone could waken love.
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    Love dies only when growth stops.
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    Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.
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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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    Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors.
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