Mao Tse-Tung Quotes (60 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.”
Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art on May 1942
As quoted in: The Oxford Handbook of the History of Communism (Oxford University Press, 2014), edited by S. A. Smith, p. 29
“Stalin made mistakes. He made mistakes towards us, for example, in 1927. He made mistakes towards the Yugoslavs too. One cannot advance without mistakes... It is necessary to make mistakes. The party cannot be educated without learning from mistakes. This has great significance.”
Said to Enver Hoxha, on his visit to China in 1956, as quoted in Hoxha's (1986) The Artful Albanian, (Chatto & Windus, London), ISBN 0701129700
On Protracted War, May 1938, from 'Mao's Selected Works, Vol. II', Section 64 pg. 153
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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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