A Collection of Vietnam War Quotes
One of the lessons of the Vietnam war is that when politicians dabble in military affairs they tie the hands of our soldiers and prevent them from succeeding.
- Quote by Chris Muller
We did learn a lot of lessons from the Vietnam veterans experience and we were much quicker at getting the specialized health care programs in place for Gulf War veterans.
- Quote by Frances Murphy
Al Gore graduates college. His father, a U.S. senator, opposes the Vietnam War. Al Gore has his doubts, but enlists in the Army.
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
- Quote by Richard M. Nixon
I remember being at my brother's funeral during the Vietnam War. He received a 21-gun salute for his military service. I was awed and scared when they played taps for him. All the people buried here and their descendents have rich stories that must be remembered.
- Quote by Keith Rawlings
Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
- Quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society...shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
- Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our numbers have increased in Vietnam because the aggression of others has increased in Vietnam. There is not, and there will not be, a mindless escalation.
- Quotes by Lyndon B. Johnson
Those of us who finally saw through the Vietnam war saw through this war, and all the actions that were necessary to end the Vietnam war will be necessary here. I think the American people will get us out of this war.
- Quote by Daniel Ellsberg
Was the Vietnam conflict a war which should have, as a matter of constitutional law, required a declaration of war by Congress?
- Vietnam Quote by Arlen Specter
China has to figure out where Vietnam is going, make sure that they offer the right incentives to prevent Vietnam from veering too far in the direction of the United States.
- Quote by Carlyle Thayer
We jumped into the protest of Vietnam before the Black Panther Party ever started, before the Black Panther Party was even thought of. In fact, it was late 1965 and 1966 that the anti-Vietnam War, anti-draft to the Vietnam War protest started at University of California, Berkeley.
- Quote by Bobby Seale
Vietnam is very excited, of course it's too early for us to make any conclusions to say that in Vietnam the situation is under control. But … this rather silent period may indicate, partly, that their commitment paid off.
- Quote by Dr. Shigeru Omi
In rural communities, whether in Vietnam or Turkey, people live very close to poultry. When a bird is prepared for a meal the whole family is involved. And children will play in the dirt, whether in Vietnam, Turkey or parts of America.”
- Quote by Dr. Jeremy Farrar
It was basically a civil rights movement, an anti-war movement. It was a planetary movement against Vietnam. It was in France, in Germany... everywhere in Europe.
- Quote by Vladimir Mijanovic
Vietnam was an exercise in mistaken idealism; Iraq in cynical money-making. And there's no optimism or idealism now -- Americans are tired of knowledge. Our leaders, the C-students from Yale, know this. We're proud of being ignorant; that leaves virtue at our core. We aren't frazzled by knowledge like foreigners, so we can be trusted.
- Vietnam Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Neoconservatives and the Pentagon have good reason to fear the return of the Vietnam Syndrome. The label intentionally suggests a disease, a weakening of the martial will, but the syndrome was actually a healthy American reaction to false White House promises of victory, the propping up of corrupt regimes, crony contracting and cover-ups of civilian casualties during the Vietnam War that are echoed today in the news from Baghdad.
- Quotes by Tom Hayden
We believe the Bell-Cable competition will unfold like the Vietnam War, with many battles stretching over a long period of time. It will be a war of attrition, where the player with the greatest cash flow to fund its arsenal wins.
- Quote by Susan Kalla
Vietnam remains an underdeveloped economy with a high poverty incidence, ... party, people and army will continue to stand united and ... turn Vietnam into a developed country in the coming decades.
- Quote by Tran Duc Luong
This period recalls the early 1970s between Congress and Nixon and the war in Vietnam. The president pushed presidential war powers as far as he could take it, and Congress is now trying to reassert its power in this war.
- Vietnam Quote by Julian Zelizer
I felt just overwhelmed by input: the Vietnam War and the collapse of the '60s and the proliferation of media' it just felt like everything was too much to handle and you just tuned out.
- Quote by Richard Hell
I had a lot of wonderful experiences. [There were] a lot of protests then. It was the Vietnam War. That gave us a lot of experience as young journalists.
- Quote by James Nelson