There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.
In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.
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.
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
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.
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.
Every good communist should know that political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
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.
Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
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.
The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.
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.
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
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.
Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle of equal pay for equal work.
Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.
A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery.
Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.