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You can bet all the anti China propagandist will be here soon howling in protest for their fat cat masters
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"To read too many books is harmful"

It's a wrong translation from his original words. The accurate translation is:" You can ruin yourself by reading too many books." I think there is some truth in it.

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NE_Tigress Post time: 2012-5-19 18:28
"To read too many books is harmful"

It's a wrong translation from his original words. The accurate  ...

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NE_Tigress Post time: 2012-5-20 10:07
"-People who try to commit suicide — don't attempt to save them! . . . China is such a populous n ...

Of course they are fabrications same as abut USSR , west made up some silly stuff about USSR and repeated it relentlessly.

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NE_Tigress Post time: 2012-5-20 10:07
"-People who try to commit suicide — don't attempt to save them! . . . China is such a populous n ...

First quote was quoted in Mao's Last Revolution (2006) by Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals. It could be a fabrication or the wrong interpretation of something he said.

Second quote I couldn't find a source. I actually believe it is a quote attributed to Mao, not necessarily from him.

I will edit my original post.

As for Mao's english, he could say "good good study, day day up"
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NE_Tigress Post time: 2012-5-20 10:28
"To read too many books is harmful"

It's a wrong translation from his original words. The accurate  ...

Well, this definitely makes more sense.

Actually, a better statement would be "you can ruin yourself by reading too many books and doing too little".

Or as Karl Marx wrote : "Philosophers thought enough about the world, it is now time to change it"
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