War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.
The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.
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.
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
Let a hundred flowers bloom.
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.
To read too many books is harmful.
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.
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.
Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
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.
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.