Pearl S. Buck o lásce

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

Pearl S. Buck

„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

„And roots, if they are to bear fruits, must be kept well in the soil of the land.“

Pearl S. Buck

„Nothing is menial where there is love.“

Pearl S. Buck

„You are right,” he had said. “Love is not the word. No one can love his neighbor. Say, rather, ‘Know thy neighbor as thyself.” That is, comprehend his hardships and understand his position, deal with his faults as gently as with your own. Do not judge him where you do not judge yourself. Madame, this is the meaning of the word love.“

Pearl S. Buck

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

Pearl S. Buck

„It is better to be first with an ugly woman than the hundreth with a beauty.“

Pearl S. Buck

„You are free when you gain back yourself,” Madame Wu said. “You can be as free within these walls as you could be in the whole world. And how could you be free if, however far you wander, you still carry inside yourself the constant thought of him? See where you belong in the stream of life. Let it flow through you, cool and strong. Do not dam it with your two hands, lest he break the dam and so escape you. Let him go free, and you will be free.“

Pearl S. Buck

„You cannot be happy until you understand that life is sad“

Pearl S. Buck

„To understand what happens now one must find the cause, which may be very long ago in its beginning, but is surely there, and therefore a knowledge of history as detailed as possible is essential if we are to comprehend the present and be prepared for the future.“

Pearl S. Buck

„French is the most beautiful,” he said, “and Italian is the most poetic, and Russian the most powerful, German the most solid. But more business is done in English than in any other.“

Pearl S. Buck

„Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that’s where I renew my springs that never dry up.“

Pearl S. Buck
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