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Chiang Kai-Shek
(1886-1975) born on
Oct 31
Chinese soldier, statesman. He headed the Chinese Nationalist government, 1928-49; defeated by Mao Zedong, he withdrew to Taiwan where he retained the office of President.
         
   
F
We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past.

R
Don't be disquieted in time of adversity. Be firm with dignity and self-reliant with vigor.
A
The sky cannot have two suns.
N
We shall not lightly talk about sacrifice until we are driven to the last extremity which makes sacrifice inevitable.
K
If when I die, I am still a dictator, I will certainly go down into the oblivion of all dictators. If, on the other hand, I succeed in establishing a truly stable foundation for a democratic government, I will live forever in every home in China.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: In "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations," by Ted Goodman, 1997.
A: In "Mao," by Ross Merrill, ch. 10, 1993.
N: Speech to the Fifth Congress of the Kuomintang.
K: In "Whole World Book of Quotations," by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras, 1994.
   


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