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Mao Tsé-tung – Quotes

Published by Afonso Machado in Mao Tsé-tung
data: 02/02/2010


The enemy advances, we retreat; the enemy camps, we harass; the enemy tires, we attack; the enemy retreats, we pursue.
We shall support whatever our enemies oppose and oppose whatever our enemies support.

We must banish from our ranks the whole ideology of weakness and impotence. All views that overestimate the strength of the enemy and underestimate the strength of the people are wrong.

The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people, as was in the old times when China used paper tigers to frighten children.

Living does not consist in breathing, but in doing.

An action should not be by reaction and yes by creation.

The complaint should be made in time to correct the action; one shouldn’t leave criticism for after the consummation of the facts. This is a severe form of opportunism.

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.

Policy and tactics are the life of the Party

There exist two basic types of contradiction: antagonistic contradictions and non-antagonistic. The first are resolved by violence, where the stronger defeat the weak. The latter can be resolved through democratic methods.

Contradictions within the people are non-antagonistic and should be handled by democratic methods. If a non-antagonistic contradiction is not handled adequately it can turn into an antagonistic contradiction. Likewise, a contradiction of an antagonistic nature, if handled skillfully, can be transformed into a non-antagonistic and resolved through democratic methods.

The army and the people must unite with the same basic principle of respect. An army that is valued and respected by the people is an invincible force.

To learn to serve the people with all your heart is the first lesson of our comrades.

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. It is necessary to take up the gun so that one day there are no more guns. We make war in order to conquer peace!

Be resolute, do not be afraid of making sacrifices, abandon your illusions, and overcome all difficulties! Darkness is transitory; our inner sun will soon shine!

Democracy and honesty play an important role in the political and military reform. Liberalism consists of the petty bourgeoisie’s individualistic aversion to discipline and which conducts always to corruption.

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend!

 

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  1. Sânia Campos - BH

    Este portal tem publicado frases e pensamentos de alguns personagens da história. Lembrando que é preciso contextualizar estas idéias, reflito e comparo. Com o distanciamento dos fatos e com o passar dos anos, é impressionante como é atual o pensamento do Gandhi. Por outro lado, destaco alguns equívocos: “O poder está no cano do fuzil. É preciso empunhar o fuzil para que um dia não haja mais fuzis. Fazemos a guerra para conquistar a paz!” Isto não deu certo.
    A humanidade ainda está dividida por ideologias, a arrogância e prepotência e a ganância.
    A que nos levou tantas guerras e fuzis?
    Destaco a frase do Gandhi:“A minha fé mais profunda é que podemos mudar o mundo pela verdade e pelo amor.”
    Para quem ainda não assistiu, recomendo o filme “O senhor das armas”.
    Sânia

  2. rafael camejo

    MAO TSE TUNG NO ESTABA EQUIVOCADO, EN EL CAMPO EN DONDE NACE LA VIDA. Todavia nadie a cocinado, billetes de mil pesos para la comida.

  3. pré potencia e mesquinhez são o combustivel de todos os conflitos, por isso foi nescessario empunhar fuzis, quando entendermos que todos tem direitos e deveres sao iguais, dai então teremos a verdadeira paz …

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