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

— Pearl S. Buck

The most blissful Pearl S. Buck quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

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Chinese are wise in comprehending without many words what is inevitable and inescapable and therefore only to be borne.

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In our changing world nothing changes more than geography.

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

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All in all, Vermont is a jewel state, small but precious.

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

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Hunger makes a thief of any man.

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The boundary between civilization and barbarism is difficult to draw: put one ring in your nose and you are a savage, put two rings in your ears and you are civilized.

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Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless.

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Only the brave should teach....Teaching is a vocation. It is as sacred as priesthood; as innate a desire, as inescapable as the genius which compels a great artist. If he has not the concern for humanity, the love of living creatures, the vision of the priest and the artist, he must not teach.

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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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About Pearl S. Buck

Quotes 197 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Novelist
Birthday October 16

I do not believe in a child world. It is a fantasy world. I believe the child should be taught from the very first that the whole world is his world, that adult and child share one world, that all generations are needed.

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The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.

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If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.

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music is not technique and melody, but the meaning of life itself, infinitely sorrowful and unbearably beautiful.

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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.

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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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Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness.

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there is one word that can be the guide for your life- it is the word reciprocity.

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Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.

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Most mothers kiss and scold together.

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Fatalism is a false premise. What will be is not necessarily what must be.

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A hungry man can't see right or wrong. He just sees food.

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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.

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The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

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When one commits one's self to an airborne craft and the door is fastened against earth and home, there is no escape even by running away. The result is a strange sense of peace - desperate, perhaps, but peace.

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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.

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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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A person's heart withers if it does not answer another heart.

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One faces the future with one's past.

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Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.

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We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights.

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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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Upon the profound discontent of the young in every country do I set my faith.

I beg you, the young, to be discontented. I pray that you may rebel against what is wrong, not with feeble negative complaining but with strong positive assertion of what is right for all humanity.

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I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings.

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To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.

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We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more.

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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.

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Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

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In this unbelievable universe in which we live, there are no absolutes.

Even parallel lines, reaching into infinity, meet somewhere yonder.

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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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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.

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I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness.

What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.

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Race prejudice is not only a shadow over the colored it is a shadow over all of us, and the shadow is darkest over those who feel it least and allow its evil effects to go on.

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Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

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Purposeless activity may be a phase of death.

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An intelligent, energetic, educated woman cannot be kept in four walls - even satin-lined, diamond-studded walls - without discovering sooner or later that they are still a prison cell.

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Introversion, at least if extreme, is a sign of mental and spiritual immaturity.

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