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*With Celebrated Dictums


Chairman Mao has written, "So many deeds cry out to be done, and always urgently; the world rolls on, time presses. Ten thousand years are too long, seize the day, seize the hour!"

This is the hour, this is the day for our two peoples to rise to the heights of greatness which can build a new and a better world.

In that spirit, I ask all of you present to join me in raising your glasses to Chairman Mao, to prime Minister Zhou, and to the friendship of the Chinese and American people which can lead to friendship and peace for all people in the world.

--(Speech by president Nixon of the United States at Welcoming Banquet 21 February, 1972)





My friends, allow me to quote a traditional famous Chinese poem as my end. I think we can further and better understand that our parents love us warmly and deeply like that of a spring. Now I will recite the poem:

The thread in mother's hand─

A gown for parting son.

Sewn stitch by stitch, alas!

For fear of cold he'll stand.

Such kindness of warm sun

can't be repaid by grass.

May every one of us respect

and love our parents!

May our society be full of love!

Thank you all!








The last cause of this disobedient spirit in the colonies is hardly less powerful than the rest, as it is not merely moral, but laid deep in the natural constitution of things. Three thousand miles of ocean lie between you and them. No contrivance can prevent the effect of this distance in weakening government. Seas roll and months pass between the order and the execution; and the want of a speedy explanation of a single point is enough to defeat the whole system. You have, indeed, "Wingled ministers" of vengence, who carry your bolts in their pouches to the remotes verge of the sea. But there a power steps in that limits the arrogance of raging passion and furious elements, and says: "So far shalt though go, and no farther."


There is saying that about the sun which makes us forget his spots, and when we think of General Grant our pulses quicken and his grammar vanishes; we only remember that this is the simple soldier, who, all in taught of the silken phrase makers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of the schools and put into them a something which will still bring to American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the tread of his marching hosts. What do we care for grammar when we think of those thunderous phrases; "unconditional and immediate surrender", "I propose to move immediately upon your words", "I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer". Mr Arnold would doubtless claim that that last phrase is not strictly grammatical, and yet it did certainly make up this nation as a hundred million tons of A No.1, fourth proof, hard-boilded, hidebound grammar from another mouth could not have done. And finally we have that gentler phrase, that one which shows you another true side of the man, shows you that in his soldier heart there was room for other than glory war mottoes and his tongue the gift to fitfully phrase them─"Let us have peace".


To summarize what I have said: Aim for the highest, never enter a bar room; do not touch liquor, or if at all only at meals; never speculate; never indorse beyond your surplus cash fund make the firm's interest yours; break orders always to save owners; concentrate; put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket; expenditure always within revenue; lastly be not impatient, for, as Emerson says, "No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourselves".

--From Andrew Carnegie:"The Road to Success"