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

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.


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.


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


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.


All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.


Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.


Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.


The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.


Love dies only when growth stops.


I am mentally bifocal.


A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

    Topics: Marriage

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.


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


Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.

    Topics: Marriage

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.


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


Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors.


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


When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.


Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.


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