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Mao Tse-Tung
(1893-1976) born on
Dec 26
Chinese political leader. He was the principal Chinese Marxist theorist, soldier, and statesman who led his nation's communist revolution.
         
   
F
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.

R
The people are like water and the army is like fish.
A
Take the ideas of the masses (scattered and unsystematic ideas) and concentrate them (through study turn them into concentrated and systematic ideas), then go to the masses and propagate and explain these ideas until the masses embrace them as their own,
N
So long as a person who has made mistakes. . . honestly and sincerely wishes to be cured and to mend his ways, we should welcome him and cure his sickness so that he can become a good comrade.
K
Revolution is not a dinner party, not an essay, nor a painting, nor a piece of embroidery; it cannot be advanced softly, gradually, carefully, considerately, respectfully, politely, plainly and modestly.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Speech, July 1937, Yenan, China.
R: 'Aspects of China's Anti-Japanese Struggle'
A: "Some Questions Concerning Methods of Leadership," June 1943 (published in Selected Works, vol. 3).
N: Speech, 1965, Peking (published in Selected Works, vol. 3, p. 50).
K: In "Time," 18 Dec 50
   


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