Chiang kai-shek was a revolutionary and military leader of Mainland China and after 1949, he became the supreme leader in Taiwan. He was born on this day, Ocotber 31 in the year 1887 and passed away in 1975.
Here are some of his thought-provoking words to make us think.
“Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation the source of strength is one’s self. When one prays he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.”
“I go walking, and the hills loom above me, range upon range, one against the other. I cannot tell where one begins and another leaves off. But when I talk with God He lifts me up where I can see clearly, where everything has a distinct contour.”
“Character cannot be counterfeited, nor can it be put on and cast off as if it were a garment to fit the whim of the moment. Day by day we become what we do. This is the supreme law and logic of life.”
“We write our own destiny …we become what we do.”
“I have always told my subordinates that when they commit any mistakes, the blame must be laid on the superior officers.”
“There are three essential factors in all human activity: spirit, materials, and action.”
“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.”
“It is not worth it to sacrifice the interest of the country for the sake of my son.”
“Don’t be disquieted in time of adversity. Be firm with dignity and self-reliant with vigor.”
“We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past.”
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