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  • ''Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. Lecture, May 1938. "On Protracted War," Selected Works, vol. 2 (1965).
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  • ''Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. Lecture, May 1938. "On Protracted War," Selected Works, vol. 2 (1965).
  • ''Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. speech, Nov. 6, 1938. "Problems of War and Strategy," Selected Works, vol. 2 (1965).
  • ''The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. "On Coalition Government," vol. 3, April 24, 1945, Selected Works.
  • ''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 (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. "Problems of War and Strategy," vol. 2, November 6, 1938, Selected Works (1961).
  • ''Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. speech, Feb. 27, 1957, Peking. Quoted in Quotations of Chairman Mao (1966).
  • ''I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. said in Sept. 1958. Quoted in Stanley Karnow, Mao and China: From Revolution to Revolution, ch. 5 (1972).
  • ''Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. Quoted in Stanley Karnow, Mao and China: From Revolution to Revolution (1972). Said in Aug. 1949.
  • ''Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese founder of the People's Republic of China. quoted in Time (New York, Dec. 18, 1950).
  • ''Our attitude towards ourselves should be "to be satiable in learning" and towards others "to be tireless in teaching."''
    Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese politician, founder of the People's Republic of China. "The Role of the Chinese Communist Party in the National War," vol. 2, October 1938, published in Selected Works.

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Changsha

Alone I stand in the autumn cold
On the tip of Orange Island,
The Hsiang flowing northward;
I see a thousand hills crimsoned through
By their serried woods deep-dyed,
And a hundred barges vying
Over crystal blue waters.
Eagles cleave the air,
Fish glide in the limpid deep;

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