Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
Classes struggle, some classes triumph, others are eliminated. Such is history; such is the history of civilization for thousands of years.
To read too many books is harmful.
All reactionaries are paper tigers.
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.
Women hold up half the sky.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.
In waking a tiger, use a long stick.
Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.
Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.
Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.
Despise the enemy strategically, but take him seriously tactically.
The differences between friends cannot but reinforce their friendship.
Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
In general, any form of exercise, if pursued continuously, will help train us in perseverance. Long-distance running is particularly good training in perseverance.