Pearl S. Buck

1892 - 1973

A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on health, illness, joy, learning, and sorrow

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 (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on imagination, life, and suffering

Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on fatherhood, justice, language, life, mathematics, meaning, music, relationships, scientists, and understanding

No one really understood music unless he was a scientist, her father had declared, and not just a scientist, either, oh, no, only the real ones, the theoreticians, whose language was mathematics. She had not understood mathematics until he had explained to her that it was the symbolic language of relationships. "And relationships," he had told her, "contained the essential meaning of life."

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Goddess Abides, Pt. I, 1972.

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on beauty and order

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on heart, praise, and seasons

Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on achievement, generations, impossibility, and prudence

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

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on angels, earth, heaven, life, and wonder

I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on angels, earth, faith, heaven, life, needs, wonder, and worth

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels. I have enough for this life. If there is no other life, then this one has been enough to make it worth being born, myself a human being.

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

Source: I Believe, 1939

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on mind and work

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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 (1892 - 1973)

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A Quote by Pearl S. Buck on country, evil, good, men, people, and struggle

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

Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973)

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