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Summary

Mao Zedong was a famous Leader from China, who lived between December 26, 1893 and September 9, 1976. He became 82 years old.

Biography

Mao Zedong (Traditional Chinese: 毛泽东, Simplified Chinese: 毛泽东, born in Shaoshan in Hunan, China, died September 9, 1976 in Beijing) was the leader of the People's Republic of China's Communist Party from 1935 until his death in 1976.

Under his leadership the party had power over most of China as a result of the Chinese civil war. In China Mao gets the credit for having created an (almost) united China without foreign domination for the first time since the Opium Wars. He is also criticized for its policies, particularly in the economic sphere.

Mao is sometimes referred to as the big four: big teacher, great leader, great supreme commander and great mate (伟大 导师, 伟大 领袖, 伟大 统帅, 伟大 舵手). The nickname was Chairman Mao who was best known in the West.

Despite the above criticism is Mao still very popular in China. One recalls that under his leadership was set in motion a series of welfare measures, such as free schooling, free health care, guaranteed employment. Poverty went down, the widespread illiteracy quickly became greatly reduced and life expectancy and the population rose.

Our collection contains 11 quotes who is written / told by Mao.

Related authors: Karl Marx, Anna Louise Strong

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mao_Zedong

Famous quotes by Mao Zedong (11)


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"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"
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"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"
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"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed"
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"An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy"
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"To read too many books is harmful"
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"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"
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"Let a hundred flowers bloom"
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"War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun"
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"The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history"
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"I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever"
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"Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years"


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