To read too many books is harmful.
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.
What we have in excess is women. So if you want, we can give a few of those to you, some tens of thousands. Let them go to your place. They will create disasters. That way you can lessen our burden.
In 1644, the last Ming emperor ... he hung himself from a tree just over there.
Let a hundred flowers bloom.
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 U.S. imperialism has not yet been overthrown and it has the atomic bomb. I believe it also will be overthrown. It, too, is a paper tiger.
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
We speak to no other country as frankly and openly as we do to you,
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
There is great disorder under heaven...the situation is excellent.
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.
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.
I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.
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.
He quoted a passage from Mao's Little Red Book ... Let the people speak up. If they have good arguments, we listen to them if they don't, we refute them.
The authors have reduced him to a bloodthirsty, power-obsessed egotist, someone who never believed in communism, nor in anything else, and this from the very first pages of the book. I do not agree with the view that to be moral, the motive of one's action has to be benefiting others, ... People like me want to satisfy our hearts to the full, and in doing so we automatically have the most valuable moral codes.
would elevate the status of Beijing into that of a civilized capital, and make it fit to stage a 'civilized Olympics' in 2008. We certainly do not want to see the farce of the Olympic flag flying over a city in which a corpse is worshiped.
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