Mao Zedong Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old mao zedong quotes, mao zedong sayings, and mao zedong proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.     

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

Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.     

Mao Zedong

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.     

Mao Zedong

An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy     

Mao Zedong

Dont give a child a fish but show him how to fish.     

Mao Zedong

Morality begins at the point of a gun.     

Mao Zedong

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

Mao Zedong

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

Mao Zedong

Revolutionary war is an antitoxin which not only eliminates the enemy's poison but also purges us of our own filth.     

Mao Zedong

Complacency is the enemy of study.     

Mao Zedong

Imperialism is a paper tiger.     

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

Disaster and chaos are always good.     

Mao Zedong

Ours is a people's democratic dictatorship, led by the working class and based on the worker-peasant alliance.     

Mao Zedong

We are indebted to Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin for giving us a weapon. The weapon is not a machine-gun, but Marxism-Leninism.     

Mao Zedong

There may be thousands of principles of Marxism, but in the final analysis they can be summed up in one sentence: Rebellion is justified.     

Mao Zedong

The spark from a tiny star can ignite the plains.     

Mao Zedong

It's always darkest before it becomes totally black.     

Mao Zedong

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

Mao Zedong

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

Mao Zedong

The revolutionary war is a war of the masses; it can be waged only by mobilizing the masses and relying on them.     

Mao Zedong

Revolutionary war is an antitoxin which not only eliminates the enemy's poison but also purges us of our own filth.     

Mao Zedong

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

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

The spark from a tiny star can ignite the plains.      

Mao Zedong

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.     

Mao Zedong

In our international relations, we Chinese people should get rid of great-power chauvinism resolutely, thoroughly, wholly and completely.      

Mao Zedong