China Quotes

Perspective: If there were a million communists running around the Washington monument for a month building a giant statue of Lenin refusing to leave, what do you think we would do different than the Chinese?

If when I die I am still a dictator I will certainly go down into the oblivion of all dictators. If, on the other hand, I succeed in establishing a stable base for a democratic government, I will be remembered forever in every home in China.

The Chinese, who know more about wisdom than any other race, designate the wise by a combination of the ideographs for wind and lightning.

China is not, as is invariably said, in transition from communism to a freer and more democratic state. It is, instead, something we have never seen before: a maturing fascist regime.

China is a civilization pretending to be a nation.

When all the world was drinking blood From the skulls of men and bulls And all the world had swords and clubs of stone, We drank our tea in China beneath the sacred spice-trees, And heard the curled waves of the harbor moan. And this gray bird, in Love’s first spring, With a bright-bronze breast […]