Quotes by Pearl S. Buck


Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.
– Pearl S. Buck
A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.
– Pearl S. Buck
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.
– Pearl S. Buck
Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
– Pearl S. Buck
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
– Pearl S. Buck
Hunger makes a thief of any man.
– Pearl S. Buck
I am mentally bifocal.
– Pearl S. Buck
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
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
If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
– Pearl S. Buck
In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write.
– Pearl S. Buck
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
It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
– Pearl S. Buck
Love alone could waken love.
– Pearl S. Buck
Love dies only when growth stops.
– Pearl S. Buck
Man was lost if he went to a usurer, for the interest ran faster than a tiger upon him.
– Pearl S. Buck
Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds.
– Pearl S. Buck
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
Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors.
– Pearl S. Buck
Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.
– Pearl S. Buck