Who the hell is Mao Zedong?

Mao was a Chinese communist leader known for his campaign called The Great Leap Forward and his notorious red book.

Books by Mao Zedong

Quotes by Mao Zedong

“All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.”

Mao Zedong

“Civilize the mind but make savage the body.”

Mao Zedong

“Complacency is the enemy of study. We cannot really learn anything until we rid ourselves of complacency.”

Mao Zedong

“Deaths have benefits. They can fertilize the ground.”

Mao Zedong

“Don't give a child a fish but show him how to fish.”

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“Don't wait until 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 Zedong

“Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle of equal pay for equal work.”

Mao Zedong

“In waking a tiger, use a long stick.”

Mao Zedong

“It is dreadful to imagine a time when everyone will be rich... From a surplus of calories people will have two heads and four legs.”

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“Long distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.”

Mao Zedong

“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.”

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“Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.”

Mao Zedong

“The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.”

Mao Zedong

“The weeds of socialism are better than the crops of capitalism.”

Mao Zedong

“When the enemy advances, withdraw; when he stops, harass; when he tires, strike; when he retreats, pursue.”

Mao Zedong