Mao Tse-tung

1893 - 1976

A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on revolution, friends, and enemies

Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on arduous struggle

New things have to experience difficulties and setbacks as they grow.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People.

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung

Don't wait untill problems pile up and cause a lot of trouble before trying to solve them. Leaders must march ahead the movement, not lag behind it.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The socialist Upsurge in China's Countryside,Vol III

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on criticism and self-criticism

We should not become complacent over any success. We should check our complecency and constantly criticise our shortcomings, just as we should wash our face or sweep the floor every day to keep them clean.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: Selected Works of Mao Tse Tung Vol III.

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on dance, death, defeat, earth, good, heaven, loneliness, losing, soul, tears, wine, and wives

The Gods on the death of his wife Yang Kai-hui I lost my proud poplar and you your willow As poplar and willow they soar straight up into the ninth heaven and ask the prisoner of the moon, Wu Kang' what is there. He offers them wine from the cassia tree. The lonely lady on the moon, Chang 0, spreads her vast sleeves and dances for these good souls in the unending sky. Down on earth a sudden report of the tiger's defeat. Tears fly down from a great upturned bowl of rain. May 11, 1957

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on army, gold, happiness, laughter, and mountains

The Long March The Red Army is not afraid of hardship on the march, the long march. Ten thousand waters and a thousand mountains are nothing. The Five Sierras meander like small waves, the summits of Wumeng pour on the plain like balls of clay. Cliffs under clouds are warm and washed below by the River Gold Sand. Iron chains are cold, reaching over the Tatu River. The far snows of Minshan only make us happy and when the army pushes through, we all laugh. October 1935

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on horses, mountains, songs, and wonder

Three Songs 1 Mountain. I whip my quick horse and don't dismount and look back in wonder. The sky is three feet away. 2 Mountain. The sea collapses and the river boils. Innumerable horses race insanely into the peak of battle. 3 Mountain. Peaks pierce the green sky, unblunted. The sky would fall but for the columns of mountains. 1934-35

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on politics and war

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

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on death, heaven, mountains, silence, and world

Winds flap the sail, tortoise and snake are silent, a great plan looms. A bridge will fly over this moat dug by heaven and be a road from north to south. We will make a stone wall against the upper river to the west and hold back steamy clouds and rain of Wu peaks. Over tall chasms will be a calm lake, and if the goddess of these mountains is not dead she will marvel at the changed world. June 1956

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on competition, earth, feeling, heaven, men, and mountains

Rivers and mountains are beautiful and made heroes bow and compete to catch the girl- lovely earth. Yet the emperors Shih Huang and Wu Ti were barely able to write. The first emperors of the Tang and Sung dynasties were crude. Genghis Khan, man of his epoch and favored by heaven, knew only how to hunt the great eagle. They are all gone. Only today are we men of feeling. February 1936 or August 1945

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: The Poems of Mao Tse-tung, Harper & Row

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