Mao Zedong

Chinese communist leader (1893-1976)

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A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.Rate it:
All reactionaries are paper tigers.Rate it:
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.Rate it:
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.Rate it:
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.Rate it:
Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.Rate it:
Every Communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.' Our principle is that the Communist Party commands the gun and the gun will never be allowed to command the Party.Rate it:
I voted for you during your last election. (To President Richard M Nixon)Rate it:
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.Rate it:
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.Rate it:
Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.Rate it:
Our attitude towards ourselves should be to be satiable in learning and towards others to be tireless in teaching.Rate it:
Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.Rate it:
Power grows from the barrel of a gun.Rate it:
Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.Rate it:
Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly. (On intellectuals)Rate it:
There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.Rate it:
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.Rate it:

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