"The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Deng Xiaoping on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Deng Xiaoping on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Deng Xiaoping on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Deng Xiaoping on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Deng Xiaoping on Joseph Stalin
"Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead - but aim to do something big."