Mao Zedong Quotes
There is in fact no such thing as art for art's sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause.
Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
I voted for you during your last election.
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.
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
Political work is the life-blood of all economic work.
We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.
In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
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.
The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.
In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
People like me sound like a lot of big cannons.
The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.
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.
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