51 Mao Zedong Quotes from Chinese Communist Revolutionary

Mao Zedong, also known as Chairman Mao was a Chinese communist revolutionary and the creator of the People’s Republic of China.


Best Mao Zedong Quotes


Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible. ~ Mao Zedong.


An army of the people is invincible! ~ Mao Zedong.


War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. ~ Mao Zedong.


Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend. ~ Mao Zedong.


Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly. ~ Mao Zedong.


Firstly, do not fear hardship, and secondly, do not fear death. ~ Mao Zedong.


You can’t be a revolutionary if you don’t eat chilies. ~ Mao Tse-tung.

The army must become one with the people so that they see it as their own army. Such an army will be invincible… ~ Mao Zedong.


Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. ~ Mao Zedong.

Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years. ~ Mao Zedong.

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 Zedong.


We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting. ~ Mao Zedong.

Famous Mao Zedong Quotes

There is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics. Proletarian literature and art are part of the whole proletarian revolutionary cause. ~ Mao Zedong.

The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship. ~ Mao Zedong.

The cardinal responsibility of leadership is to identify the dominant contradiction at each point of the historical process and to work out a central line to resolve it. ~ Mao Zedong.


The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea. ~ Mao Zedong.

I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever. ~ Mao Zedong.

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts. ~ Mao Zedong.


The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history. ~ Mao Zedong.

If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution, you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. ~ Mao Zedong.

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land. ~ Mao Zedong.

Top Mao Zedong Quotes


It’s always darkest before it becomes totally black. ~ Mao Zedong.

Our attitude towards ourselves should be ‘to be satiable in learning’ and towards others ’to be tireless in teaching. ~ Mao Zedong.

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy. ~ Mao Zedong.

There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants. ~ 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 general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance. ~ Mao Zedong.

I voted for you during your last election. ~ Mao Zedong.

The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It looks terrible, but in fact it isn’t. ~ Mao Zedong.

To rebel is justified. ~ Mao Tse-tung.

Women hold up half the sky. ~ Mao Zedong.

Popular Mao Zedong Quotes

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

Investigation may be likened to the long months of pregnancy, and solving a problem to the day of birth. To investigate a problem is, indeed, to solve it. ~ Mao Zedong.

A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another. ~ Mao Zedong.

All reactionaries are paper tigers. ~ Mao Zedong. Let a hundred flowers bloom. ~ Mao Zedong.

The whole world is very bright. The darker the clouds, the greater the light. ~ Mao Zedong.

People like me sound like a lot of big cannons. ~ Mao Zedong.


Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. ~ Mao Zedong.

The great man, Genghis Khan, only knew how to shoot eagles with an arrow. The past is past. To see real heroes, look around you. ~ Mao Zedong.

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements. ~ Mao Zedong. Learn from the masses, and then teach them. ~ Mao Zedong.

Great Mao Zedong Quotes

Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive. ~ Mao Zedong.

In waking a tiger, use a long stick. ~ Mao Zedong.

Political work is the life-blood of all economic work. ~ Mao Zedong.

Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole. ~ Mao Zedong.

Marxism consists of thousands of truths, but they all boil down to one sentence: It is right to rebel. ~ Mao Zedong.

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