Pearl S. Buck quotes

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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.
Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. They are relentless survivors. They are the oldest civilized people on earth. T ...
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
The root of the discontent in American women is that they are too well educated.... There will be no real content among American w ...
The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is onl ...
There is something to be said for losing one's possessions, after nothing can be done about it. I had loved my Nanking home and th ...
We were soundly taught and the curriculum carried no hint that we were young women and not young men. We were not corrupted by hom ...
I learned early to understand that there is no such condition in human affairs as absolute truth. There is only truth as people se ...
... every event has had its cause, and nothing, not the least wind that blows, is accident or causeless. To understand what happen ...
Chinese were born ... with an accumulated wisdom, a natural sophistication, an intelligent naivete, and unless they were transplan ...
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