Mao Tse-tung

1893 - 1976

A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on bravery, death, dreams, happiness, home, regret, and sacrifice

Return to Shaoshan I regret the passing, the dying, of the vague dream: my native orchards thirty-two years ago. Yet red banners roused the serfs, who seized three-pronged lances when the warlords raised whips in their black hands. We were brave and sacrifice was easy and we asked the sun, the moon, to alter the sky. Now I see a thousand waves of beans and rice and am happy. In the evening haze heroes are coming home. June 25, 1959

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 revolution

A revolution is not a dinner party . . . or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: 1927

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on beginning and people

At the beginning of anything out of the ordinary, the mass of the people always dislike it.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on mankind, mountains, poets, and taoism

Climbing Lushan The mountain looms firmly over the Great River. I climb four hundred bends to its green lush peak. With cool eyes I stare at the rim of mankind and the sea beyond. Hot wind blows rain in the sky and down to the river. Clouds over the nine tributaries and the floating yellow crane, where waves ripple toward the Three Wu. White mist flies up. Who knows where Tao, the ancient poet, has gone? Is he farming in the Land of the Peach Blossoms? July 1, 1959

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 correction, legacy, struggle, and study

In the struggle to defend the legacy of Leninism . . . [Stalin] proved himself to be an outstanding Marxist-Leninist fighter. . . . Stalin's works should, as before, be seriously studied . . . [to] see what is correct and what is not.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: On the Historical Experience of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat (1956)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung

. . . dogma is less useful than cow dung. One can make whatever one likes out of it, even revisionism. . . .

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: Interview with André Malraux, July 1965

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on beginning, companions, pollution, security, and water

While swimming in the heavily polluted rivers of south China, despite the pleadings of his security guards and his physician, he would chide his companions if they began to panic in the water: Maybe you're afraid of sinking, Don't think about it. If you don't think about it, you won't sink. If you do, you will.

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

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A Quote by Mao Tse-tung on america, heaven, needs, peace, sharing, and world

Kunlun, you don't need all that height or snow. If I could lean on heaven, grab my sword, and cut you in three parts, I would send one to Europe, one to America, and keep one part here in China that the world have peace and the globe share the same heat and ice. 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 colors, earth, judgment, men, mountains, and passion

Kunlun Mountain Over the earth the greenblue monster Kunlun who has seen all spring color and passion of men. Three million dragons of white jade soar and freeze the whole sky with snow. When a summer sun heats the globe rivers flood and men turn into fish and turtles. Who can judge a thousand years of accomplishments or failures?

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 communism, enemies, and love

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

Mao Tse-tung (1893 - 1976)

Source: 1950 quoted in Time

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