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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Inspirational Genealogy Quote of the Week: Pearl S Buck

A quotes from an inspirational woman in honor of Women's History Month.

Pearl S Buck
Nobel Prize of Literature 1938

“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.”
- Pearl S. Buck

Photo source:  Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 Bestanddeelnummer 925-7294


  1. I have not heard this quote but I've heard the sentiment expressed before. Excellent!!


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