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Mao Tse Tung
1883 - 1976

Chinese revolutionary, founder of the communist People's Republic of China in 1949 and its ruler until his death


War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.

1966 - from Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.

Liberalism is extremely harmful in a revolutionary collective. It is a corrosive which eats away unity, undermines cohesion, causes apathy and creates dissension.

from Selected Works Volume 2
Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed.