Saturday, June 26, 2010

Meandering . . .

Today is the birthday of Pearl Sydenstricker Buck (June 26, 1892 — March 6, 1973), author, humanitarian and philanthropist. She is best known for her novel The Good Earth.

Pearl S. Buck won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 and she became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938.

"All things are possible until they are proved impossible — and even the impossible may only be so, as of now." - Pearl S. Buck

"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." - Pearl S. Buck

"Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied." - Pearl S. Buck

"Growth itself contains the germ of happiness." - Pearl S. Buck

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl S. Buck

"Order is the shape upon which beauty depends." - Pearl S. Buck

"To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth." - Pearl S. Buck

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