War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun.
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.
The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.
The guerrilla must move amongst the people as a fish swims in the sea.
An army without culture is a dull-witted army, and a dull-witted army cannot defeat the enemy.
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.
The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It looks terrible, but in fact it isn't.