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

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



Pearl S. Buck Quote: “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.”

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


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

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

— Pearl S. Buck


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

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


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “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.”

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


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “I don’t wait for moods – you’d never get anything done if you did.”

I don’t wait for moods – you’d never get anything done if you did.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.”

Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.”

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.

— Pearl S. Buck


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

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up.”

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


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “None but the ignorant can be bored by life. To the lovers of learning, life is pure adventure shared with adventurers.”

None but the ignorant can be bored by life. To the lovers of learning, life is pure adventure shared with adventurers.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Life is stronger than death.”

Life is stronger than death.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.”

Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.

— Pearl S. Buck


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

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “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.”

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


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.”

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.”

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.”

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.”

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


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “In our changing world nothing changes more than geography.”

In our changing world nothing changes more than geography.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “A person’s heart withers if it does not answer another heart.”

A person’s heart withers if it does not answer another heart.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Integrity is honesty carried through the fibres of the being and the whole mind, into thought as well as action so that the person is complete in honesty. That kind of integrity I put above all else as an essential to leadership.”

Integrity is honesty carried through the fibres of the being and the whole mind, into thought as well as action so that the person is complete in honesty. That kind of integrity I put above all else as an essential to leadership.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.”

The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.”

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

— Pearl S. Buck


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

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings.”

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.”

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “A foreigner is a friend I have yet to meet.”

A foreigner is a friend I have yet to meet.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “It is better to learn early of the inevitable depths, for then sorrow and death can take their proper place in life, and one is not afraid.”

It is better to learn early of the inevitable depths, for then sorrow and death can take their proper place in life, and one is not afraid.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless.”

Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless.

— Pearl S. Buck


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

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.”

There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “One faces the future with one’s past.”

One faces the future with one’s past.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more.”

We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “I am comforted by life’s stability, by earth’s unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.”

I am comforted by life’s stability, by earth’s unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.”

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Love can never be a sin. It can be only a blessing. Even if you’re not loved in return – though I can’t imagine that – to love is a proof of life – indeed, it’s the only proof, for once you can’t love another human being, you’re not alive.”

Love can never be a sin. It can be only a blessing. Even if you’re not loved in return – though I can’t imagine that – to love is a proof of life – indeed, it’s the only proof, for once you can’t love another human being, you’re not alive.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.”

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “There will never cease to be ferment in the world unless people are sure of their food.”

There will never cease to be ferment in the world unless people are sure of their food.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.”

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


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

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.”

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Life is the wonder with which we are all infused.”

Life is the wonder with which we are all infused.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “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?”

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


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “I do not believe in a child world. It is a fantasy world. I believe the child should be taught from the very first that the whole world is his world, that adult and child share one world, that all generations are needed.”

I do not believe in a child world. It is a fantasy world. I believe the child should be taught from the very first that the whole world is his world, that adult and child share one world, that all generations are needed.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.”

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Science and religion, religion and science, put it as it may, they are the two sides of the same glass, through which we see darkly until these two focus together, reveal the truth.”

Science and religion, religion and science, put it as it may, they are the two sides of the same glass, through which we see darkly until these two focus together, reveal the truth.

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The rich are always afraid.”

The rich are always afraid.

— Pearl S. Buck


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

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

— Pearl S. Buck


Pearl S. Buck Quote: “In this unbelievable universe in which we live, there are no absolutes. Even parallel lines, reaching into infinity, meet somewhere yonder.”

In this unbelievable universe in which we live, there are no absolutes. Even parallel lines, reaching into infinity, meet somewhere yonder.

— Pearl S. Buck

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