Mao Tse-Tung Quotes (19 quotations)

1. All reactionaries are paper tigers. - Mao Tse-Tung

2. Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. - Mao Tse-Tung

3. Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically. - Mao Tse-Tung

4. I voted for you during your last election. - Mao Tse-Tung

5. In waking a tiger, use a long stick. - Mao Tse-Tung

6. Khrushchev should get a one-ton medal. - Mao Tse-Tung

7. Let a hundred flowers bloom. - Mao Tse-Tung

8. Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible. - Mao Tse-Tung

9. Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive. - Mao Tse-Tung

10. People like me sound like a lot of big cannons. - Mao Tse-Tung

11. Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. - Mao Tse-Tung

12. Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. - Mao Tse-Tung

13. Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly. - Mao Tse-Tung

14. Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly. - Mao Tse-Tung

15. Take the ideas of the masses (scattered and unsystematic ideas) and concentrate them (through study turn them into concentrated and systematic ideas), then go to the masses and propagate and explain these ideas until the masses embrace them as their own. - Mao Tse-Tung

16. The revolution is not a tea party. - Mao Tse-Tung

17. We shall support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports. - Mao Tse-Tung

18. We should never pretend to know what we don't know, we should not feel ashamed to ask and learn from people below, and we should listen carefully to the views of the cadres at the lowest levels. Be a pupil before you become a teacher; learn from the cadres at the lower levels before you issue orders. - Mao Tse-Tung

19. We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view. - Mao Tse-Tung

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