Top Ten Best Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-Tung) Quotes

Mao Zedong (or Mao Tse-tung) was the Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1943 until his death. He was also a founder of the People's Republic of China.

The Top Ten

1 Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
2 Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
3 If we have a correct theory but merely prate about it, pigeonhole it and do not put it into practice, then that theory, however good, is of no significance.
4 Weapons are an important factor in war,but not..decisive factor;it is people,not things that are decisive.The contest of strength..not only..of military & economic power,but also..of human power & morale.People necessarily wield military & economic power.
5 Opposition & struggle between ideas of different kinds constantly occur within the Party..If there were no contradictions in the Party & ideological struggles to resolve them,the Party's life would come to an end.
6 Whoever wants to know a thing has no way of doing so except by coming into contact with it..by living..in its environment..want to know..theory & methods of revolution,you must take part in revolution.All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
7 Without preparedness, superiority is not real superiority and there can be no initiative either. Having grasped this point, a force that is inferior but prepared can often defeat a superior enemy by surprise attack.
8 Strategically we should despise all our enemies, while tactically we should take them all seriously.
9 People who try to commit suicide — don't attempt to save them!... China is such a populous nation, it is not as if we cannot do without a few people.
10 ..dictatorial..My dear sirs,you are right,that is just what we are..Chinese people have accumulated through..decades teaches us to enforce..people's democratic dictatorship..to deprive..reactionaries of..right to speak & let..people alone have that right.
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