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Pearl S. Buck

Top 10 Best Quotes

“there is one word that can be the guide for your life- it is the word reciprocity.”

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

“He was part of a whole, a people scattered over the earth and yet eternally one and indivisible. Wherever a Jew lived, in whatever safety and isolation, he still belonged to his people.”

“Happiness was waiting to be chosen.”

“God—if there is a God—would not choose one man above another or one people above another.”

“The feet bear the burden of the body, the head the burden of the mind, and the heart the burden of the spirit.”

“Love changes,” she replied. “When the flame dies, the glow remains, but it no longer centers upon one human creature and it warms the whole soul. Then the soul looks at all human creatures with love diffused.”

“I do not blame you, child, for growing up,” she announced. “But I teach you this: Whatever happens is always the woman’s fault.”

“Leah was more than beautiful. She was filled with some spirit, a high quality, which Peony admired and did not understand. The Chinese said of her, "She is heaven-good." They meant that her goodness was natural and that it flowed from a fountain within herself.”

“You cannot be happy unless you understand that life is sad.”

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