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"There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering."
Theodore Roosevelt
Pearl S. Buck Quotes
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.
Pearl S. Buck

Because psychologists have been able to discover, exactly as in a slow-motion picture, the way the human creature acquires knowledge and habits, the normal child has been vastly helped by what the retarded have taught us.
Pearl S. Buck

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

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl S. Buck

Hunger makes a thief of any man.
Pearl S. Buck

I am mentally bifocal.
Pearl S. Buck

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.
Pearl S. Buck

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.
Pearl S. Buck

If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
Pearl S. Buck

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.
Pearl S. Buck

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

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.
Pearl S. Buck

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.
Pearl S. Buck

Love alone could waken love.
Pearl S. Buck

Love dies only when growth stops.
Pearl S. Buck

Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.
Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

One faces the future with one's past.
Pearl S. Buck

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
Pearl S. Buck

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.
Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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.
Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

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

To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
Pearl S. Buck

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

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

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

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.
Pearl S. Buck

What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
Pearl S. Buck

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.
Pearl S. Buck

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

Type:
Novelist
Date of Birth:
1892-06-06
Year of Death:
1973
Nationality:
American
 

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