Deng Xiaoping

Quotes
Quote Topics Cited
A basic contradiction between socialism and the market economy does not exist. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences ;Capitalism
Development is the only hard truth. Development & Growth
Hide your strength, bide your time. Leaders & Leadership ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
I’ve never formally been number 1 in the Party, but everybody keeps hanging around me, showing me deference. I have to give the nod on every important decision. I carry too much weight and that is not good for the Party or the state. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
It doesn't matter whether the cat is black or white, as long as it catches mice. Oratory, Discussion & Debate ;Capitalism
Leftist things have done terrible harm to our party in the past … Socialism may be ruined by rightism and may also be ruined by leftism. China must guard against rightism but should mainly guard against leftism. Liberals & Conservatives
The [American] President says one thing during the election; something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Tibet is sparsely populated. The two million Tibetans are not enough to handle the task of developing such a huge region. There is no harm in sending Han into Tibet to help.... The key issues are what is best for Tibetans and how can Tibet develop at a fast pace, and move ahead … Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
With a good [political] system, even evil men cannot do evil. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.
Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead - but aim to do something big.
Let some people get rich first.
Poverty is not socialism. To be rich is glorious.
Reform is China's second revolution.
Seek truth from facts. Truth
The minority yields to the majority!
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. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
To get rich is glorious.
Young leading cadres have risen up by helicopter. They should really rise step by step.