Vietnamese Sayings and Quotes

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


Vietnamese are very similar to the Chinese. They just can't sit on gold bars underneath their beds. Eventually, they will pull out their gold bars and invest.     

Pham Nhat Vuong

The South Vietnamese were perhaps a little bit slow in doing things, they jump on, on the problem and they try to do themselves everything. Or, they try to have some short cuts with the, those people they were dealing with.     

Bui Diem

The Vietnamese have a secret weapon. It's their willingness to die beyond our willingness to kill. In effect, they've been saying, You can kill us, but you'll have to kill a lot of us; you may have to kill all of us. And, thank heaven, we are not yet ready to do that.     

George Wald

The true history of Vietnamese civilian suffering does not fit comfortably into America's preferred postwar narrative - the tale of a conflict nobly fought by responsible commanders and good American boys, who should not be tainted by the occasional mistakes of a few 'bad apples' in their midst.     

Nick Turse

The Vietnamese have a secret weapon. It's their willingness to die beyond our willingness to kill. In effect, they've been saying, you can kill us, but you'll have to kill a lot of us; You may have to kill all of us. And, thank heaven, we are not yet ready to do that.      

George Wald

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