Vietnam Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old vietnam quotes, vietnam sayings, and vietnam proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We tried to change Vietnam. Instead, Vietnam changed us.     

Tony Thomson

I'm very moved to be here today, ... Our lives are now much better, but Vietnam remains a very poor country. We need to work much harder.     

Ho Chi Minh

I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.     

John F. Kerry

Matterhorn is my metaphor of the Vietnam War - we built it, we abandoned it, we assaulted it, we lost, and then we abandoned it again.     

Karl Marlantes

As I come to understand Vietnam and what it implies about the human condition, I also realize that few humans will permit themselves such an understanding.     

Alan Moore

Within the soul of each Vietnam veteran there is probably something that says "Bad war, good soldier." Only now are Americans beginning to separate the war from the warrior.     

Max Cleland

I would like to ask a question. Would this sort of war or savage bombing which has taken place in Vietnam have been tolerated for so long, had the people been European?     

Indira Ghandi

The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust our own government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on them.     

J. William Fulbright

I know this: that in your own hearts and your own souls, you are as much responsible for the Vietnam War as I am for killing these people.     

Charles Manson

In Vietnam we have no political prisoners. No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view. They are put in jail because they violated the law.     

Nong Duc Manh