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“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”
Pearl S. Buck
“To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.”
Pearl S. Buck, To My Daughters, With Love
“Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.”
Pearl S. Buck
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“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create -- so that
without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”
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
“There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream -- whatever that dream might be.”
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
“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love. ”
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
“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
“Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up. ”
Pearl S. Buck
“The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members”
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
“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.”
Pearl S. Buck
“Now, five years is nothing in a man's life except when he is very young and very old...

- Wang Lung”
Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth
“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.”
Pearl S. Buck
“One faces the future with one's past.”
Pearl S. Buck
“All things are possible until they are proven impossible.”
Pearl S. Buck
“When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.”
Pearl S. Buck
“But what happens when her beauty is torn from her like a cover from a book? Will he care to read her then, although her pages speak of nothing but love for him?”
Pearl S. Buck
“The rich are always afraid.”
Pearl S. Buck, The Good Earth
“Sorrow fully accepted brings its own gifts. For there is alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmitted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.”
Pearl S. Buck, The Child Who Never Grew
“Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.”
Pearl S. Buck
“The truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is dull without it.”
Pearl S. Buck
“All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.”
Pearl S. Buck
“Every mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.”
Pearl S. Buck
“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”
Pearl S. Buck
“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this:
A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.
To him... a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death.”
Pearl S. Buck
“to know how to read is to light a lamp in the mind, to release the soul from prison, to open a gate to the universe." from Pavilion of Women page 292”
Pearl S. Buck
“there is one word that can be the guide for your life- it is the word reciprocity.”
Pearl S. Buck, Peony

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