Everything depends on the Americans. If they want to make war for 20 years then we shall make war for 20 years. If they want to make peace, we shall make peace and invite them to tea afterwards.

Ho Chi Minh

Colonial atrocities have prepared the soil; it is for socialists to sow the seeds of revolution.

Ho Chi Minh

When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.

Ho Chi Minh

Our mountains will always be, our rivers will always be, our people will always be, The American invaders defeated, we will rebuild our land ten times more beautiful.

Ho Chi Minh

Military action without politics is like a tree without a root.

Ho Chi Minh

You will kill ten of us, we will kill one of you, but in the end, you will tire of it first.

Ho Chi Minh

The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.

Ho Chi Minh

A poet must learn to wage war.

Ho Chi Minh

If you do not condemn colonialism, if you do not side with the colonial people, what kind of revolution are you waging?

Ho Chi Minh

It is better to sacrifice everything than to live in slavery!

Ho Chi Minh

I and others may be revolutionaries but we are disciples of Mahatma Gandhi, directly or indirectly, nothing more nothing less.

Ho Chi Minh

Remember that the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.

Ho Chi Minh

Love other human beings as you would love yourself.

Ho Chi Minh

Imperialism has now reached a degree of almost scientific perfection. It uses White workers to conquer the non-white workers of The Colonies. Then, it hurls the non-white workers of one colony against those of another non-white colony. Finally, it relies on the Colored workers of the colonies to rule the White workers. Recently, White French soldiers near mutiny in the occupied Ruhr of Germany, were surrounded by French African soldiers, and colored native light-infantry were sent against White German strikers.

Ho Chi Minh

It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me.

Ho Chi Minh

Our resistance will be long and painful, but whatever the sacrifices, however long the struggle, we shall fight to the end, until Vietnam is fully independent and reunified.

Ho Chi Minh

Write in such a way as that you can be readily understood by both the young and the old, by men as well as women, even by children.

Ho Chi Minh

The rice grain suffers under the blow of the pestle. But admire its whiteness once the order is over. So it is with men and the world we live in. To be a man one must suffer the blows of misfortune.

Ho Chi Minh

Although our fight will be long and hard, our people are resolved to fight till final victory.

Ho Chi Minh

Nothing is more precious than Independence and Liberty.

Ho Chi Minh

Today we should make poems including iron and steel And the poet should know how to lead an attack.

Ho Chi Minh

You can kill ten of our men for every one we kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and we will win.

Ho Chi Minh

Every house was festooned with flowers and with lanterns. On the national day, the whole country went wild with joy, But on that very day, I was placed in chains and transferred: The wind remains contrary to the flight of the eagle.

Ho Chi Minh

To reap a return in ten years, plant trees. To reap a return in 100, cultivate the people.

Ho Chi Minh

I only follow one party: the Vietnamese Party.

Ho Chi Minh

But by reading them again and again finally I was able to grasp the essential part. What emotion, enthusiasm, enlightenment and confidence they communicated to me! I wept for joy.

Ho Chi Minh

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