wrong people remember Vietnam. I think all the people who remember it
should forget it,
and all the people who forgot it should remember it."
— Michael Herr (1989)
"Experience is not what happens to a
man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."
spirit of liberty ... is the spirit which is not too sure it is always
live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often."
"You cannot teach a man anything; you
can only help him to find it within himself."
"Our lives are shaped not as much by
our experience, as by our expectations."
"No event in
American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was
misreported then, and it is misremembered now."
— Richard M. Nixon (1985)
Vietnam was a war that asked everything of a few and nothing of most
— Myra MacPherson (1984)
us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the United
States. Only Americans
can do that."
— Richard M. Nixon (1969)