"One faces the future with one's past."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Pearl S. Buck on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Pearl S. Buck on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Pearl S. Buck on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Pearl S. Buck on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Pearl S. Buck on William Shakespeare
"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."