Pearl S. Buck
American writer (1892–1973)
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. She is best known for The Good Earth which was the best-selling novel in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, Buck won the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China" and for her "masterpieces", two memoir-biographies of her missionary parents. She was the first American woman to win that prize.
Pearl S. Buck Quotes Page 2
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.
One faces the future with one's past.
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.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Let woman out of the home, let man into it, should be the aim of education. The home needs man, and the world outside needs woman.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself.
You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
A woman's mind is not an instrument apart from her other being. She does not separate herself as man does, now flesh, now mind, now heart. She is there as one, a unity complete and unified.
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