Pearl S. Buck Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Pearl S. Buck quotes and Pearl S. Buck sayings, and Pearl S. Buck proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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

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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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"Hunger makes a thief of any man."

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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."

Pearl S. Buck

"One faces the future with one’s past."

Pearl S. Buck

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

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."

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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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