American novelist, American novelist, humanitarian
Pearl S. Buck quotes:
Once the "what" is decided, the "how" always follows. We must not make the "how" an excuse for not facing and accepting the "what."
Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death.
There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
If he has not the concern for humanity, the love of living creatures, the vision of the priest and the artist: he must not teach.
All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
Image source: Department of English, University of Pennsylvania