"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."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Pearl S. Buck on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Pearl S. Buck on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Pearl S. Buck on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Pearl S. Buck on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Pearl S. Buck on Booker T. Washington
"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."