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Mao Zedong Quotes


“To read too many books is harmful.”

Mao Zedong's quote says that reading too many books is dangerous and harmful.

This thinking is wrong. Those who command society, the ruling class, prefer to command people with no visions, ideas, or thoughts of their own. They like easily malleable people.

We must first realize that we are being manipulated, after which we must get out of this atmosphere of manipulation.

One way out is to be rational and independent. But also read books, look at information from multiple points of view, and read unedited news. All these actions make us more and more conscious and independent from society.

So we read many books because the more we know, the more independent we are.


“Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.”


“Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.”


“We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.”


“The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.”


“In time of difficulties, we must not lose sight of our achievements.”


“Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.”


“The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.”


“Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive one; it is man and not materials that counts.”


“Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.”


“Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.”

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