Pearl S. Buck Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old pearl s. buck quotes, pearl s. buck sayings, and pearl s. buck proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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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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.     

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Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.     

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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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What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.     

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As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.     

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

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One faces the future with one's past.     

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Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.     

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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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Hunger makes a thief of any man.     

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To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind.     

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The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.     

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Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.     

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There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream -- whatever that dream might be.     

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The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.     

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To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.     

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As for New York City, it is a place apart. There is not its match in any other country in the world.     

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Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.     

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All things are possible until they are proved impossible and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.     

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

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All things are possible until they are proven impossible.     

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There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.     

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Exclusion is always dangerous. Inclusion is the only safety if we are to have a peaceful world.     

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The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.     

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Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.     

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Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment     

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To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart.     

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