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Top 250 Pearl S. Buck Quotes (2022 Update)
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Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Wang Lung, seeing them, was fit to burst with pride at this procession of his goodly sons, who were to continue after him the life of his body;.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Well, and you may have lived in the courts of the Old Lord, and you were accounted beautiful, but I have been a man’s wife and I have borne him sons, and you are still a slave.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “This is I. I am as you see me. I do not care to be otherwise.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Love changes,” she replied. “When the flame dies, the glow remains, but it no longer centers upon one human creature and it warms the whole soul. Then the soul looks at all human creatures with love diffused.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Our bodies can be mobilized by law and police and men with guns, if necessary-but where shall we find that which will make us believe in what we must do, so that we can fight through to victory?”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Anger can give energy to the mind but only if it is harnessed and held in control.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “What a man does in his own house cannot concern the nation.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “To hate another human being is to take a worm into one’s own vitals. It consumes life.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “An Englishman is never afraid of being laughed at. He just thinks the other fellow is a fool. But Americans still can’t risk anybody laughing at them.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The basic discovery about any people is the discovery of the relationship between its men and its women.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Attachment,” Buddha had said, “is the cause of grief.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “This anxiety to keep his father from anger was wearisome to him.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The feet bear the burden of the body, the head the burden of the mind, and the heart the burden of the spirit.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Now it has been said from ancient times that all women who weep may be divided into three sorts. There are those who lift up their voices and their tears flow and this may be called crying; there are those who utter loud lamentations but whose tears do not flow and this may be called howling; there are those whose tears flow but who utter no sound and this may be called weeping.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “It is not poverty that is to be heared, but the lack of balance between riches and poverty.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “And to him war was a thing like earth and sky and water and why it was no one knew but only that it was.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Learn the good that you can of the foreign people and reject the unsuitable.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “But no, it was not the small single moment which had killed him. It was the anger of all his life here in this house which he himself had built and lived in and hated all his years.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “From the stars,” she thought, “doubtless all things are seen.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “All birth is unwilling.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Body and soul are partners, and neither must desert the other.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “When we define democracy now it must still be as a thing hoped for but not seen.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “With increasing passion she loved beauty, for beauty, she told herself, and only beauty, was pure and good and worthy of her love.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “I wish to produce the fruit of my brain for my country’s good. A mere dog may fill the earth with the fruit of his body!”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “There will be no real content among American women unless they are made and kept more ignorant or unless they are given equal opportunity with men to use what they have been taught. And American men will not be really happy until their women are.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “This imperial woman, so diverse and rich in her genius, might have chosen her own greatness had she been able to single one gift above another, but she could not make her own choice of what she loved best to do, and so she did something of each and in all she excelled. As for those affairs of state which had absorbed her until.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Fear alone makes man weak. If you are afraid, your hands tremble, your feet falter, and your brain cannot tell hands and feet what to do.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Long ago she had learned that to seem to yield is always stronger than to show resistance, and to acknowledge a fault quickly is always to show an invincible rectitude.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “I will spend the rest of my life assembling my own mind and my own soul. I will take care of my body carefully, not that it may any more please a man, but because it houses me and therefore I am dependent upon it.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The children are waiting for us,” she said. Those were her words, but what she really said was that I must live and begin now to live. Death must not interrupt life. There were others waiting for us.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “I should like to penetrate your mind with my own,” he said. “I should like to pierce the mysteries of your soul.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The gift he had been given was sometimes heavy to bear, the ability always to understand why the other person was as he was. Wounded, yes, but never angry, and there were times when he longed to feel fierce personal anger.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “There is, of course, a difference between what one seizes and what one really possesses.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Only people who are assured of daily food can concern themselves with matters of principle and ethic. A man will become a slave rather than starve.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Hope must come out of what we have, or it is not hope, but a dream.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The narrator refers to a character as “an oily scoundrel whose hands were heavy with the money that stuck to them.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “If I have learned anything in my long life it is to be grateful for every occasion when I followed my sympathies and avoided my antipathies.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “You are an artist,” she said. “But then all scientists are artists, my father used to say. You think like an artist, at any rate, and I can see that you want what you create to be a work of art.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Make love! He disliked the phrase. Could one make love?”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The main barrier between East and West today is that the white man is not willing to give up his superiority and the colored man is no longer willing to endure his inferiority.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “Believing in gods always causes confusion.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “In silence they lay close, without passion, but closer than passion could bring them they lay close.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “For the soul of man is born fresh in every child, and there is an age in every creature, unless he is debased too young, when for a time he sees clearly the difference between truth and falsehood, and hypocrisy infuriates him. He cannot forgive those who should be true and instead are liars. This fury, I believe, is the first cause for revolutions throughout history.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “For this Mary’s words were not surcharged with oversubtle meaning. No, she spoke them out swiftly and with sharp clearness and each word had its own weight and meaning and no more, good tools of her mind, but not messengers of vague suggestion.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “He could have been lonely except that he was never lonely, since he had always been alone.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “All that had been was now no more.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “I am always moved, with grateful wonder, by the goodness of people. For the few who are prying or meanly critical, for the very few who rejoice in the grief of others, there are the thousands who are kind. I have come to believe that the natural human heart is good, and I have observed that this goodness is found in all varieties of people, and that it can and does prevail in spite of other corruptions. This human goodness alone provides hope enough for the world. I have sometimes.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “The first peaches of spring – the first peaches! Buy, eat, purge your bowels of the poisons of winter!”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “What is the conscience? It is the most highly developed part of the human being, the core of the spirit, the most sensitive, the most tender.”
Pearl S. Buck Quote: “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.”
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