"It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Pearl S. Buck on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Pearl S. Buck on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Pearl S. Buck on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Pearl S. Buck on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Pearl S. Buck on Albert Camus
"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."