In politics it is necessary either to betray one’s country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate.
We are not here to laugh.
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.
When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. We are angry at each other much of the time.
I only follow one party: the Vietnamese party.
Don’t ask me who’s influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he’s digested, and I’ve been reading all my life.
One cannot govern with ‘buts’.
I despair of ever writing excellent poetry.
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.
Old age is a shipwreck.