Mao Zedong Quotes

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

Every Communist must grasp the truth: ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.’ Mao Zedong

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

Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly. Mao Zedong

All reactionaries are paper tigers. Mao Zedong

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically. Mao Zedong

I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever. Mao Zedong

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

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. Mao Zedong

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people. Mao Zedong

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. Mao Zedong

Imperialism is a paper tiger. Mao Zedong

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