Quotes by Pearl Buck

A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.

Pearl Buck

At my age the bones are water in the morning until food is given them.

Pearl Buck

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.

Pearl Buck

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.

Pearl Buck

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

Pearl Buck

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

Pearl Buck

Teaching is as sacred as priesthood. If one has not the concern for humanity, the love of living creatures, the vision of the priest and artist, he must not teach.

Pearl Buck

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

Pearl Buck

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.

Pearl Buck

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

Pearl Buck

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then, Life is dull without it.

Pearl Buck

Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails, and impious men bear sway, the post of honor is a private station.

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Eating while seated makes one of large size eating while standing makes one strong.

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