Ho Chi Minh on Sniffing Imperialist Dung

[Remark, ca. 1946] “It is better to sniff the French dung for a while than eat China’s all our lives.”

Ho Chi Minh, Quoted in Jean Lacouture, Ho Chi Minh: A Political Biography (1968) (translation by Peter Wiles)

Excerpted from: Schapiro, Fred, ed. The Yale Book of Quotations. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006.

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