Quotations From LIU SHAO-CH'I

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  • There is no such thing as a perfect leader either in the past or present, in China or elsewhere. If there is one, he is only pretending, like a pig inserting scallions into its nose in an effort to look like an elephant.
    Liu Shao-Ch'I (b. 1898), Chinese leader. Said July 13, 1947. Quoted in Stanley Karnow, Mao and China: From Revolution to Revolution, ch. 4 (1972).

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