Mao Tse-Tung Quotes (60 quotes)
Chapter 12 - Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong (The Little Red Book)(1964)
Slogan used at the start of the Hundred Flowers Campaign of open criticism of the communist government. As reported in: The Writings of Mao Zedong - Volume II [January 1956 - December 1957] (M.E. Sharpe, 1992), p. 330
Selected military writings of Mao, Tse-Tung (1963 edition)
“A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. It cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”
Report on an investigation of the peasant movement in Hunan (March 1927)
“People who try to commit suicide — don't attempt to save them!... China is such a populous nation, it is not as if we cannot do without a few people.”
As quoted in Mao's Last Revolution (2006) by Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals, ISBN 0674023323
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Born: December 26, 1893
Died: September 9, 1976 (aged 82)
Bio: Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung listen, and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist revolutionary, guerrilla warfare strategist, anti-imperialist political philosopher, and leader of the Chinese Revolution.
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