"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Pearl S. Buck on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Pearl S. Buck on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Pearl S. Buck on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Pearl S. Buck on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Pearl S. Buck on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."