Chairman Mao

Some Quotes from Mao's Little Red Book

Chapter 33 --- Study

In transforming a backward agricultural China into an advanced industrial country, we are confronted with arduous tasks and our experience is far from adequate. So we must be good at learning.

Conditions are changing all the time, and to adapt one's thinking to the new conditions, one must study. Even those who have a better grasp of Marxism and are comparatively firm in their proletarian stand have to go on studying, have to absorb what is new and study new problems

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Mao Zedong

We can learn what we did not know. We are not only good at destroying the old world, we are also good at building the new.

Complacency is the enemy of study. We cannot really learn anything until we rid ourselves of complacency. Our attitude towards ourselves should be "to be insatiable in learning" and towards others " to be tireless in teaching."