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Pearl S. Buck
June 6, 1892 - March 6, 1973
Nationality: American
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: American Novelist

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


Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then; life is dull without it.


You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.


We send missionaries to China so the Chinese can get to heaven, but we won't let them into our country.


The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.


To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.


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.


Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.


The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.


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.


If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.


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.


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.


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.


One faces the future with one's past.


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.


Love alone could waken love.


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.


Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.


To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.


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