Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Zhou En-lai, also Chou En Lai

Chinese Revolutionary and Prime Minister of the People’s Republic

"All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means."

"It's too soon to tell. [when asked what he thought was the historic impact of the French Revolution]"

"China has no income tax, no unemployment and not a single soldier outside its borders."

"For us, it is alright if the talks succeed, and it is alright if they fail."

"China is an attractive piece of meat coveted by all ? but very tough, and for years no one has been able to bite into it."

"We shall use only peaceful means and we shall not permit any other kind of method."