June 5th, 1960
“Remember always, at work the comrade with the most ambition is the one you regard as your equal but in life you should regard the comrade who has the lowest living standard.”
One piece of silk does not make a string. One single tree does not make a forest. One single person can not succeed on his own. You have to motivate people and depend on them to accomplish the task as a group. I must learn from the people humbly and be a student of them. Only in this way will the work be better and progress be made constantly. I deeply feel that when you become one with the people and earn their support - this will give you infinite power. The ability to overcome the biggest difficulties, no matter how difficult the situation is, will always give you warmth and happiness.
If you only have the people and not yourself in your heart, you will achieve honor and prestige. Contrary to this, if you only think of yourself and not the people, they will despise you.