The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,… Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don’t want to do that and that’s their decision.
We’re living under the illusion that we have the power to determine what to do with it.
I wanted to write a battle song for the Judeans but so far I can think of nothing noble and weighty enough.
You mustn’t forget the circumstances I have been brought up in, the little education I have had.
You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.
No man made great by death offers more hope to lowly pride than does Abraham Lincoln; for while living he was himself so simple as often to be dubbed a fool.
There will be a meeting of the great powers who will disagree, and the next noise we hear will be the screeching of elevators going up and down from heaven to hell.
The art of politics is knowing what to do next.
No strike could ever be won with a Communist at its head since the employers would make victory impossible.
I have heard your views. They do not harmonize with mine. The decision is taken unanimously.