Deng Xiaoping Quotes

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Deng Xiaoping Quotes

A fundamental contradiction does not exist between socialism and a market economy.
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Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead - but aim to do something big.

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It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.

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When our thousands of Chinese students abroad return home, you will see how China will transform itself.

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Young leading cadres have risen up by helicopter. They should really rise step by step.

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Seek truth from facts.

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To get rich is glorious.

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No matter if it is a white cat or a black cat; as long as it can catch mice, it is a good cat.

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Even if they're functioning out of ignorance, they are still participating and must be suppressed. In China, even one million people can be considered a small sum.

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We mustn't fear to adopt the advanced management methods applied in capitalist countries ( ... ) The very essence of socialism is the liberation and development of the productive systems ( ... ) Socialism and market economy are not incompatible ( ... ) We should be concerned about right-wing deviations, but most of all, we must be concerned about left-wing deviations.

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Be reasonable with the students and make sure they see the logic in what we're doing.

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I don't care if the cat is black or white, I just want it to kill the mice.

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Do not debate! is one of my inventions.

— Deng Xiaoping

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