I once tried standing up on my toes to see far out in the distance, but I found that I could see much farther by climbing to a high place.
In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
For forty years, I have devoted myself to the cause of the people’s revolution with but one aim in view – the elevation of China to a position of freedom and equality among the nations.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
People can have a long-term life plan only if they know their private property is secure.
I have to finish this book tour of almost 30 cities.
The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance.
It is very difficult to hang onto the relics of history.
Let some people get rich first.
After working as a journalist I went to a writing program at Johns Hopkins. It was interesting because it was neither journalistic nor historical, but it emphasized writing style, and afterwards I was asked to write my first book.