Our resistance will be long and painful, but whatever the sacrifices, however long the struggle, we shall fight to the end, until Vietnam is fully independent and reunified.
HO CHI MINH, statement, Dec. 19, 1946
You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win.
HO CHI MINH, a warning to French colonialists, 1946