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Brief author info: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American writer. Raised in China, returned to China in adulthood to work as a missionary; 1938 winner of Nobel Prize in literature for novel The Good Earth, substantially based on her knowledge of China.
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Any woman can fool a man if she wants to and if he's in love with her.
People on the whole are very simple-minded, in whatever country one finds them. They are so simple as to take literally, more often than no, the things their leaders tell them.
Love dies only when growth stops.
Euthanasia is a long, smooth-sounding word, and it conceals its danger as long, smooth-sounding words do, but the danger is there, nonetheless.
Stories are full of hearts being broken by love, but what really breaks a heart is taking away its dream - whatever the dream might be.
"Men of action," whose minds are too busy with the day's work to see beyond it. They are essential men, we cannot do without them, and yet we must not allow all our vision to be bound by the limitations of "men of action."
It is not healthy when a nation lives within a nation, as colored Americans are living inside America. A nation cannot live confident of its tomorrow if its refugees are among its own citizens.
Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Our bodies can be mobilized by law and police and men with guns, if necessary-but where shall we find that which will make us believe in what we must do, so that we can fight through to victory?
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