Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck

Full Name: Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
AKA: Sai Zhenzhu

Born: June 26, 1892
Birthplace: Hillsboro, West Virginia, U.S.A.
Died: March 6, 1973

Occupation: Author and Teacher
Profile: Awarded the 1932 Pulitzer Prize. First woman to be awarded the 1938 Nobel Prize in Literature. Best known for The Good Earth.

Number of Quotes: 7

Once the what is decided the how always follows. We must not make the how an excuse for not facing and accepting the what.

Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

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