Mao Zedong, Chinese Leader ( December 26, 1893 - September 9, 1976 )

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Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.~Mao Zedong

Love Communism Enemy

Women hold up half the sky.~Mao Zedong

Women Sky Hold

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.~Mao Zedong

Power Political Gun

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.~Mao Zedong

Nature Flowers Bloom

The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.~Mao Zedong

History Alone World

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.~Mao Zedong

Time Lose Difficulties

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

Sky Small View

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

War Gun Up

We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.~Mao Zedong

Fighting Dead Continue

To read too many books is harmful.~Mao Zedong

Read Books Many

In waking a tiger, use a long stick.~Mao Zedong

Long Tiger Stick

Let a hundred flowers bloom.~Mao Zedong

Flowers Bloom Hundred

Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.~Mao Zedong

History Struggle Triumph

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

Work Woman Place

Political work is the life-blood of all economic work.~Mao Zedong

Work Political Economic

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.~Mao Zedong

Culture Enemy Defeat

People like me sound like a lot of big cannons.~Mao Zedong

People Me Sound

I voted for you during your last election.~Mao Zedong

Election You Last

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

Day May Problem

The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.~Mao Zedong

Sea People Fish

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

Equality Society Process

Learn from the masses, and then teach them.~Mao Zedong

Learn Teach Masses

All reactionaries are paper tigers.~Mao Zedong

Paper Tigers

Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.~Mao Zedong

Tongue Head Sharp

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 Zedong

Leadership Work Process

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

Perseverance Good Training