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Mao Tse-tung Quotes

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

All reactionaries are paper tigers.

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.

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

Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.

I voted for you during your last election.

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

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.

In waking a tiger, use a long stick.

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.

Learn from the masses, and then teach them.

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.

Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.

People like me sound like a lot of big cannons.

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Political work is the life-blood of all economic work.

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.