"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Pearl S. Buck on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Pearl S. Buck on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Pearl S. Buck on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Pearl S. Buck on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Pearl S. Buck on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where I renew my springs that never dry up."
"The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration."
"Love alone could waken love."
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