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Pearl S. Buck Quotes

(1892-1973), American Novelist

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

Category: Age And Aging

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.

Category: Attitude

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

Category: Children

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

Category: Debt

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.

Category: Faith

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

Category: Freedom

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

Category: Growth

Love dies only when growth stops.

Category: Growth

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

Category: Heaven

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.

Category: Husbands

Love alone could waken love.

Category: Love

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

Category: Mind

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

Category: Mistakes

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

Category: Mothers

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

Category: Nationalities And Nationalism