Mao Zedong Quotes

Who was Mao Zedong?

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

Born December 26, 1893
Died September 9, 1976
Aged 82 years old

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Best 15 Quotes by Mao Zedong

“All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience.”

“Civilize the mind but make savage the body.”

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

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

“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.”

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

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

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

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

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“Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.”

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