Quotes by Pearl S. Buck

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The lack of emotional security of our American young people is due, I believe, to their isolation from the larger family unit. No two people - no mere father and mother - as I have often said, are enough to provide emotional security for a child. He needs to feel himself one in a world of kinfolk, persons of variety in age and temperament, and yet allied to himself by an indissoluble bond which he cannot break if he could, for nature has welded him into it before he was born.
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 family  genius  

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Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where I renew my springs that never dry up.
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 solitude  

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If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
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 children  society  

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We need to restore the full meaning of that old word, duty. It is the other side of rights.
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 responsibility  duty  

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The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
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 goals  

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I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in human beings. Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.
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 religion  

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To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.
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 hope  

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It is difficult not to wonder whether that combination of elements which produces a machine for labor does not create also a soul of sorts, a dull resentful metallic will, which can rebel at times.
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 technology  

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