83 "Pearl S Buck" Quotes And Sayings

Pearl S. Buck is a best-selling novelist and a world-renowned humanitarian. She was the first woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1946) and the first Asian American to be awarded the Medal of Freedom (1980). Her novels include The Good Earth, Sons, Daughter, A House Divided, All Men Are Brothers, The Woman Who Smiled Borneo, The Painted Drum, The Land of Promise, and The River of Time.

Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased....
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Love cannot be forced, love cannot be coaxed and teased. It comes out of heaven, unasked and unsought. Pearl S. Buck
I feel no need for any other faith than my...
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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
Now, five years is nothing in a man's life except...
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Now, five years is nothing in a man's life except when he is very young and very old...- Wang Lung Pearl S. Buck
To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done...
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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...
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I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Pearl S. Buck
I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you...
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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
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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
Fear alone makes man weak. If you are afraid, your...
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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
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We must learn to live with danger, " he now said to Kino. "Do you mean the ocean and the volcano cannot hurt us if we are not afraid?" Kino asked. "No, " his father replied. "I did not say that. Ocean is there and volcano is there. It is true that on any day ocean may rise into storm and volcano may burst into flame. We must accept this fact, but without fear. We must say, 'Someday I shall die, and does it matter whether it is by ocean or volcano, or whether I grow old and weak?' " "I don't want to think about such things, " Kino said. "it is right for you not to think about them, " his father said. "Then do not be afraid. When you are afraid, you are thinking about them all the time. Enjoy life and don not fear death - that is the way of a good Japanese. Pearl S. Buck
And to him war was a thing like earth and...
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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
It is better to be first with an ugly woman...
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It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty. Pearl S. Buck
Men and women should own the world as a mutual...
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Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession. Pearl S. Buck
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He saw on the paper a picture of a man, white-skinned, who hung upon a crosspiece of wood. The man was without clothes except for a bit about his loins, and to all appearences he was dead, since his head drooped upon his shoulder and his eyes were closed above his bearded lips. Wang Lung looked at the pictured man in horror and with increasing interest. Pearl S. Buck
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The mistakes of history bring relentless reprisals. Pearl S. Buck
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To those at the great house it means nothing, this handful of earth, but to me it means how much! " (Buck, 57) Pearl S. Buck
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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
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Wang Lung sat smoking, thinking of the silver as it had lain upon the table. It had come out of the earth, this silver, out of the earth that he ploughed and turned and spent himself upon. He took his life from the earth; drop by drop by his sweat he wrung food from it and from the food, silver. Each time before this that he had taken the silver out to give to anyone, it had been like taking a piece of his life and giving it to someone carelessly. But not for the first time, such giving was not pain. He saw, not the silver in the alien hand of a merchant in the town; he saw the silver transmuted into something worth even more than life itself - clothes upon the body of his son. Pearl S. Buck
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This was his mind, a storehouse, a computer programmed to life, minute by minute, hour by hour, day and night. Pearl S. Buck
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Somehow I had learned from Thoreau, who doubtless learned it from Confucius, that if a man comes to do his own good for you, then must you flee that man and save yourself Pearl S. Buck
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Fate is unalterable only in the sense that given a cause, a certain result must follow, but no cause is inevitable in itself, and man can shape his world if he does not resign himself to ignorance. Pearl S. Buck