Quotations from Chairman Mao

A selection of the 427 quotations from Chairman Mao – The little Red Book published in 1964.

>> Chapter 21: Self-reliance and arduous struggle

1956- The hogs of the commune must be raised to be fat and big!

1956- The hogs of the commune must be raised to be fat and big!

  • In times of difficulty we must not lose sight of our achievements, must see the bright future and must pluck up our courage.
    – “Serve the People” (September 8, 1944), Selected Works, Vol. III, pp. 227-28.
  • We must thoroughly clear away all ideas among our cadres of winning easy victories through good luck, without hard and bitter struggle, without sweat and blood.
    – “Build Stable Base Areas in the Northeast” (December 28, 1945), Selected Works, Vol. IV, p. 84.
  • What is work? Work is struggle. There are difficulties and problems in those places for us to overcome and solve. We go there to work and struggle to overcome these difficulties. A good comrade is one who is more eager to go where the difficulties are greater.
    – “On the Chungking Negotiations” (October 17, 1945), Selected Works, Vol. IV, p. 58.
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Quotations from Chairman Mao

1966- Criticize the old world and build a new world with Mao Zedong Thought as a weapon.

1966- Criticize the old world and build a new world with Mao Zedong Thought as a weapon.

A selection of the 427 quotations from Chairman Mao – The little Red Book published in 1964.

>> Chapter 6: Imperialism and All Reactionaries are Paper Tigers

  • I have said that all the reputedly powerful reactionaries are merely paper tigers. The reason is that they are divorced from the people. Look! Was not Hitler a paper tiger? Was Hitler not overthrown? I also said that the tsar ofRussia, the emperor of China and Japanese imperialism were all paper tigers. As we know, they were all overthrown. U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atom bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.
    – Speech at the Moscow Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (November 18, 1957).
  • U.S. imperialism invaded China’s territory of Taiwan and has occupied it for the past nine years. A short while ago it sent its armed forces to invade and occupy Lebanon. The United States has set up hundreds of military bases in many countries all over the world. China’s territory of Taiwan, Lebanon and all military bases of the United States on foreign soil are so many nooses round the neck of U.S. imperialism. The nooses have been fashioned by the Americans themselves and by nobody else, and it is they themselves who have put these nooses round their own necks, handing the ends of the ropes to the Chinese people, the peoples of the Arab countries and all the peoples of the world who love peace and oppose aggression. The longer the U.S. aggressors remain in those places, the tighter the nooses round their necks will become.
    – Speech at the Supreme State Conference (September 8, 1958).