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Mao Tse-Tung
(1893 - 1976)

Chinese political leader.

Science Quotes by Mao Tse-Tung (8 quotes)

Communism is at once a complete system of proletarian ideology and a new social system. It is different from any other ideological and social system, and is the most complete, progressive, revolutionary, and rational system in human history.
— Mao Tse-Tung
In Mao Tse-Tung: On New Democracy: Talks at the Yenan Forum on Literature and Art (1967), 32.
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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.
— Mao Tse-Tung
In Winberg Chai, The Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China (1972), 46.
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Knowledge is a matter of science, and no dishonesty or conceit whatsoever is permissible. What is required is definitely the reverse—honesty and modesty.
— Mao Tse-Tung
In Quotations from Chairman Mao Tsetung (1966, 1972), 310.
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Marxist philosophy holds that the most important problem does not lie in understanding the laws of the objective world and thus being able to explain it, but in applying the knowledge of these laws actively to change the world.
— Mao Tse-Tung
From 'On Practice,' (Jul 1937), in Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (2017), 106.
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Natural science is one of man’s weapons in his fight for freedom. For the purpose of attaining freedom in the world of nature, man must use natural science to understand, conquer, and change nature and thus attain freedom from nature.
— Mao Tse-Tung
In Speech (5 Feb 1940) to the Natural Science Research Society for the Border Regions, The Thoughts of Chairman Mao Tse-tung (1967) 127.
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We are Marxists, and Marxism teaches that in our approach to a problem we should start from objective facts, not from abstract definitions, and that we should derive our guiding principles, policies, and measures from an analysis of these facts.
— Mao Tse-Tung
As quoted in William Theodore De Bary, Sources of Chinese Tradition (1960), 929.
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We can assuredly build a socialist state with modern industry, modern agriculture, and modern science and culture.
— Mao Tse-Tung
In The Wisdom of Mao (2002), 210.
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Where do correct ideas come from? Do they drop from the skies? No. They come from social practice, and from it alone; they come from three kinds of social practice, the struggle for production, the class struggle and scientific experiment.
— Mao Tse-Tung
In Where do Correct Ideas Come From? (May 1963). As quoted and cited in Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung (1966, 1972), 206.
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