Mao Zedong


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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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Best Poem of Mao Zedong

Swimming

I have just drunk the waters of Changsha
And come to eat the fish of Wuchang.
Now I am swimming across the great Yangtze,
Looking afar to the open sky of Chu.
Let the wind blow and waves beat,
Better far than idly strolling in a courtyard.
Today I am at ease.
'It was by a stream that the Master said
'Thus do things flow away!' '
Sails move with the wind.
Tortoise and Snake are still.
Great plans are afoot:
A bridge will fly to span the north and south,
Turning a deep chasm into a thoroughfare;
Walls of stone will stand upstream to the west...

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The Double Ninth

Man ages all too easily, not Nature:
Year by year the Double Ninth returns.
On this Double Ninth,
The yellow blooms on the battlefield smell sweeter.

Each year the autumn wind blows fierce,
Unlike spring's splendour,
Yet surpassing spring's splendour,
See the endless expanse of frosty sky and water.

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