Only powerful people have liberty.
Quoted in "The Economist", 8th October 2011, p.67
It is only after mature deliberation and thorough preparation that I have decided upon the Program of Revolution and defined the procedure of the revolution in three stages. The first is the period of military government; the second, the period of political tutelage; and the third, the period of constitutional government.Sun Yat-sen
China is now suffering from poverty, not from unequal distribution of wealth. Where there are inequalities of wealth, the methods of Marx can, of course, be used; a class war can be advocated to destroy the inequalities. But in China, where industry is not yet developed, Marx's class war and dictatorship of the proletariat are impracticable.Sun Yat-sen
The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.Sun Yat-sen
In the construction of a country, it is not the practical workers but the idealists and planners that are difficult to find.Sun Yat-sen
To understand is difficult; to act is easy.Sun Yat-sen