Wednesday, October 14, 2009

History quote for a wimp

How can History be kind to a wimp?

The price of greatness is responsibility. (Winston Churchill )

Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting. (Napoleon Bonaparte)

There are no great men, only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet. (William F. Halsey)

To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them. (Marleen Charles de Montesquieu)

When Deng Xiaoping visited the United States in 1979, actress Shirley MacLaine told him how impressed she had been on a visit to China during the Cultural Revolution, when Deng and countless others had been forced to toil in remote areas and “learn from the peasants.” She said she had been particularly moved by a scholar working in a field, who had described how much more fulfilling it was to grow tomatoes than to work in a university.

Deng looked at her and said: “He lied.”

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