Mao Zedong Quotes

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Let one thousand flowers bloom.

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

The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method, the method of discussion, of criticism, of persuasion and education, and not by the method of coercion or repression.

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

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

Communism has nothing to do with love. Communism is an excellent hammer which we use to destroy our enemy.

There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.

In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.