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

All reactionaries are paper tigers.
Mao Tse-Tung

Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Mao Tse-Tung

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
Mao Tse-Tung

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

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

I voted for you during your last election.
Mao Tse-Tung

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 Tse-Tung

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
Mao Tse-Tung

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

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 Tse-Tung

Learn from the masses, and then teach them.
Mao Tse-Tung

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
Mao Tse-Tung

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.
Mao Tse-Tung

Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
Mao Tse-Tung

People like me sound like a lot of big cannons.
Mao Tse-Tung

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Mao Tse-Tung

Political work is the life-blood of all economic work.
Mao Tse-Tung

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse-Tung

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
Mao Tse-Tung

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 Tse-Tung

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.
Mao Tse-Tung

The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.
Mao Tse-Tung

The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.
Mao Tse-Tung

There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
Mao Tse-Tung

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.
Mao Tse-Tung

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

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.
Mao Tse-Tung

Women hold up half the sky.
Mao Tse-Tung

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