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Mao Zedong (1893 – 1976)


Chairman of the Communist Party of China from 1943 until his death.
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Mao Zedong
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. It cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.
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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.
Mao Zedong
All the rest of the world uses the word "electricity." They've borrowed the word from English. But we Chinese have our own word for it!




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Marxism comprises many principles, but in the final analysis they can all be brought back to a single sentence: it is right to rebel.
Mao Zedong
Stalin made mistakes. He made mistakes towards us, for example, in 1927. He made mistakes towards the Yugoslavs too. One cannot advance without mistakes... It is necessary to make mistakes. The party cannot be educated without learning from mistakes. This has great significance.
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"You are dictatorial." My dear sirs, you are right, that is just what we are. All the experience the Chinese people have accumulated through several decades teaches us to enforce the people's democratic dictatorship, that is, to deprive the reactionaries of the right to speak and let the people alone have that right.
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Mao Zedong! Amazing man! Imagine him and his followers wandering through China day and night, fighting for their goal. What an effort. He has also written beautiful prose and excellent poems.
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We spoke at length and We really liked Mao Zedong. A lot. He gave Us a very good impression, as Paul VI did. He is a good and very serious leader, and his people have done well to embrace him.
Mao Zedong
Many people think it impossible for guerrillas to exist for long in the enemy's rear. Such a belief reveals lack of comprehension of the relationship that should exist between the people and the troops. The former may be likened to water the latter to the fish who inhabit it. How may it be said that these two cannot exist together?
Mao Zedong
Mao was like a father to me.
Mao Zedong
It's always darkest before it's totally black.




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Ours is a people's democratic dictatorship, led by the working class and based on the worker-peasant alliance.
Mao Zedong
Not to have a correct political point of view is like having no soul…
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Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Zedong
[Mao] has played politics with Asian cunning. ... [and] has always been a master at concealing his true intention. ... I was always on my guard with him.
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