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Quotations From PEARL S BUCK

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  • 1.
    None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. novelist. What America Means to Me, ch. 4 (1943).

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  • 2.
    Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. What America Means to Me, ch. 10 (1942).
  • 3.
    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.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. What America Means to Me, ch. 1 (1943).

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  • 4.
    Fate is unalterable only in the sense that given a cause, a certain result must follow, but no cause is inevitable in itself, and man can shape his world if he does not resign himself to ignorance.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. My Several Worlds (1954).

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  • 5.
    ... in any war a victory means another war, and yet another, until some day inevitably the tides turn, and the victor is the vanquished, and the circle reverses itself, but remains nevertheless a circle.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. My Several Worlds (1954).

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  • 6.
    The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. "Love and Marriage," To My Daughters, With Love (1967).

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  • 7.
    Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth words do, but the danger is there, nevertheless.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. The Child Who Never Grew, ch. 2 (1950).
  • 8.
    A man is educated and turned out to work. But a woman is educated—and turned out to grass.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author; born in China. Of Men and Women, ch. 4 (1941).

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  • 9.
    What is a neglected child? He is a child not planned for, not wanted. Neglect begins, therefore, before he is born.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. Children for Adoption, ch. 3 (1964).

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  • 10.
    Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. "First Meeting," To My Daughters, With Love (1967).

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