Pearl S. Buck Quotes

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Pearl S. Buck Quotes

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

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All things are possible until they are proven impossible.

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

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It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty.

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He was part of a whole, a people scattered over the earth and yet eternally one and indivisible. Wherever a Jew lived, in whatever safety and isolation, he still belonged to his people.

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Happiness was waiting to be chosen.

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Wandering is never waste, dear boy,' he said. 'While you wander you will find much to wonder about, and wonder is the first step to creation.

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Make love! He disliked the phrase. Could one make love?

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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.

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

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

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

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Just about everything significant in my life happened after I passed forty. I was a housewife and mother, but yearned to be a writer. I worked at my writing whenever I could snatch a moment, and I assembled several manuscripts. I was just about forty when my first novel, East Wind, West Wind, was published. Then a few months later came The Good Earth. My career was launched at last, and it has given me the richest possible satisfaction

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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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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.

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Vermont is a country unto itself.

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All birth is unwilling.

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It certainly must have been a relief for women of the country to realize that one could be a woman and a lady and yet be thoroughly political.

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