Mao Zedong quotes

Born
December 26, 1893 Shaoshan, Hunan, Qing Empire.

Died
September 9, 1976.

Occupation
Communist revolutionary.

Mao Zedong was a Chinese communist revolutionary who became the founding father of the People’s Republic of China, which he ruled as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949 until his death in 1976.

There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
– Mao Zedong
Let a hundred flowers bloom.
– Mao Zedong
We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.
– Mao Zedong
The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.
– Mao Zedong
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.
– Mao Zedong
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 Zedong
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
– Mao Zedong
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 Zedong
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
– Mao Zedong
Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
– Mao Zedong
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.
– Mao Zedong
In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
– Mao Zedong
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
– Mao Zedong
The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.
– Mao Zedong
I voted for you during your last election.
– Mao Zedong
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
– Mao Zedong
Women hold up half the sky.
– Mao Zedong
I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.
– Mao Zedong
Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
– Mao Zedong
In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
– Mao Zedong
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
– Mao Zedong
In waking a tiger, use a long stick.
– Mao Zedong
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.
– Mao Zedong
Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.
– Mao Zedong
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Zedong
Political work is the life-blood of all economic work.
– Mao Zedong