Quotation by Mao Zedong

Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people.
Mao Zedong (1893–1976), Chinese leader, founder of the People's Republic of China. Published in Selected Works, vol. 2 (1961). "On Protracted War," (May 1938).
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