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date: 15 November 2018

Mao Zedong 1893–1976
Chinese statesman; de facto leader of the Communist Party 

  1. Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
    lecture, 1938
  2. Every Communist must grasp the truth, ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun’.
    speech, 6 November 1938
  3. The people and the people alone are the motive force in the making of world history.
    ‘On Coalition Government’ 24 April 1945 (Political Report made to the 7th National Congress of the Communist Party of China)
  4. 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…All reactionaries are paper tigers.
    interview with Anne Louise Strong, August 1946
  5. All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are really powerful.
    interview with Anne Louise Strong, August 1946
  6. Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting progress in the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land.
    speech in Peking, 27 February 1957