An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom.

— Sun Yat-sen

The most restlessness Sun Yat-sen quotes that are little-known but priceless

The Chinese people have only family and clan solidarity;

they do not have national spirit...they are just a heap of loose sand...Other men are the carving knife and serving dish; we are the fish and the meat.


Of the people, by the people, for the people.


The Revolution has not yet succeeded. Comrades, you must carry on!


China is now suffering from poverty, not from unequal distribution of wealth.

Where there are inequalities of wealth, the methods of Marx can, of course, be used; a class war can be advocated to destroy the inequalities. But in China, where industry is not yet developed, Marx's class war and dictatorship of the proletariat are impracticable.


It is only after mature deliberation and thorough preparation that I have decided upon the Program of Revolution and defined the procedure of the revolution in three stages. The first is the period of military government; the second, the period of political tutelage; and the third, the period of constitutional government.


Class war is not the cause of social progress;

it is a disease developed in the course of social progress. The cause of the disease is the inability to subsist, and the result of the disease is war.


In the construction of a country, it is not the practical workers but the idealists and planners that are difficult to find.


The whole world is one family.


Only powerful people have liberty.


When we undertake a task, we should not falter from first to last until the task is accomplished; if we fail, we should not begrudge our lives as a sacrifice-this is what we mean by loyalty. The ancient teaching of loyalty meant sometimes death.


Trust is earned by many deeds, and lost by only one.


To understand is hard. Once one understands, action is easy.


About Sun Yat-sen

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Politician
Birthday November 12, 1866

If the idea of revolution is to win out, it must be through political enlightenment. It is useless to try to impose it by force of arms.


To understand is difficult; to act is easy.

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