Pearl Buck

(1892_1973 / Hillsboro, West Virginia)

Pearl Buck Quotes

  • ''Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.''
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author; born in China. Of Men and Women, ch. 8 (1941).
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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.''
    Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. author. The Child Who Never Grew, ch. 2 (1950).
  • ''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).
  • ''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).
  • ''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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