Inspired by Mao Tse-Tung's sermon to the assembled leaders soon after they had gained power.
He started off by saying:
Judge yourselves before you judge others. Better a small fish in a big pond, than a big fish in a dirty pond.
Small Fish, Big Pond
Said a fish to another in the Sea,
Look yonder friend,
Above, Beyond the mind's belief,
You will catch sight of yet another Sea.
With creatures swimming in it,
Not unlike you and me.
Replied the other.
An inch out of water,
And you'll be someone's meal.
What proof have you,
Of life in other seas?