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Nguyen Cao Ky Quotes

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I have been blessed often by Buddha,
but equally by America.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

We all know that in war the political and military
factors have to complement each other.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Through leadership of the fight against French colonialism,
Ho Chi Minh had made a name for himself in the international political arena.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

South Vietnam had to be built from scratch and,
from the very beginning, depended far too much on the Western superpowers.
As in the case of a person on public welfare,
this dependency, which became greater with each day,
was quite difficult to shake.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

 

If Americans knew how to deal with other people,
they could bring peace to the world.
Alas, they have not learned enough yet.
The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Americans are big boys.
You can talk them into almost anything.
Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of
whiskey and be a nice guy.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

After the 1954 Geneva international conference,
Vietnam was divided into two parts.
On paper, North and South Vietnam were twin countries born at the same moment.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

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By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more
than half a million troops into South Vietnam.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

I never staged a coup.
They picked me up.
Like I say, they forced me to become premier,
maybe hoping that by that way, they send me to the electric chair.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

And then when they picked me as premiere,
I don't think I feel, you know, different.
For me, the position mean responsibility,
but that's all.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

By fighting a limited, defensive war,
America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

If the war has faded into history, democracy's defeat
in Vietnam has left deep marks in the consciousness of both nations.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

During the Fifties, political and military activities
in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French,
who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

The way Americans understand and treat other peoples
almost guarantees that the world will suffer more trouble.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered
to be an outpost in the war against communism.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder.
Vietnam was left to its own devices,
drifting along towards its fate.
- Nguyen Cao Ky

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

When we see the face of God
we shall know that we have always known it.
He has been a party to, has made, sustained
and moved moment by moment within,
all our earthly experiences of innocent love.
- C. S. Lewis

Things have never been more like the way they are today in history.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

I have been all things unholy.
If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the tongue had not been framed for articulation,
man would still be a beast in the forest.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness
with which one must look and listen,
record in astonishment
and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
- Margaret Mead

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature,
and it has often been said by philosophers,
that nature is the will of God.
And I prefer to say that nature
is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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