An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
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.
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.
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.
To read too many books is harmful.
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
Enable every woman who can work to take her place on the labour front, under the principle of equal pay for equal work.
I have witnessed the tremendous energy of the masses. On this foundation it is possible to accomplish any task whatsoever.
Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible.
Investigation may be likened to the long months of pregnancy, and solving a problem to the day of birth. To investigate a problem is, indeed, to solve it.