37 Total Quotes

Mao Tse-Tung Quotes

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting progress in the arts and sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land
Mao Tse-Tung
#Progress

In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
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#Exercise

The guerilla campaigns being waged in China today are a page in history that has no precedent. Their influence will be confined not solely to China in her present anti-Japanese struggle, but will be world-wide.
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#History

The world is yours, as well as ours, but in the last analysis, it is yours. You young people, full of vigour and vitality, are in the bloom of life, like the sun at eight or nine in the morning. Our hope is placed on you.
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#People

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.
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#Painting

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
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#Power #Politics

All reactionaries are paper tigers.
Mao Tse-Tung
#Conservatives

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.
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#Chinese Leader

We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.
Mao Tse-Tung
#Imagination

The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It looks terrible, but in fact it isn't... All reactionaries are paper tigers.
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#People

Investigation may be likened to the long months of pregnancy, and solving a problem to the day of birth. To investigate a problem is, indeed, to solve it.
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#Birth

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
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#Painting

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts
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#Man

The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.
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#People

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
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#Politics #Chinese Leader

When the enemy advances, withdraw; when he stops, harass; when he tires, strike; when he retreats, pursue.
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#Enemies

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting
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#Fighting

Women hold up half the sky
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#Women

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it.
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#Leadership

In waking a tiger, use a long stick.
Mao Tse-Tung
#Advice

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history
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#Force

Every Communist must grasp the truth: "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun
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#Power

Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle of equal pay for equal work.
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#Woman

People like me sound like a lot of big cannons.
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#People

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.
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#Miracles

The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue
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#Enemies

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.
Mao Tse-Tung
#Chinese Leader #Art