"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Pearl S. Buck on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Pearl S. Buck on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Pearl S. Buck on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Pearl S. Buck on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Pearl S. Buck on James C. Dobson
"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."