Talk:Josip Broz Tito
Source for quote: Robert Service, *Stalin: A Biography" (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005), p. 592. Stancollins 20:30, 16 August 2005 (UTC)
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- We have spilt an ocean of blood for brotherhood and unity of our peoples and we shall not allow anyone to touch or destroy it from within.
- Mi smo more krvi prolili za bratstvo i jedinstvo naših naroda. I nećemo nikome dozvoliti da na dira i da ruje iznutra, da se ruši to bratstvo i jedinstvo. (We spilled a lot of blood for brotherhood and unity of our peoples. We will not let anyone to crush it.)
- No one questioned "who is a Serb, who is a Croat, who is a Muslim (Bosniak)", we were all one people, that's how it was back then, and I still think it is that way today.
- None of our republics would be anything if we weren't all together; but we have to create our own history - history of United Yugoslavia, also in the future.
- We study and take as an example the Soviet system, but we are developing socialism in our country in somewhat different forms.
- I will give everything from myself to make sure that Yugoslavia is great, not just geographically but great in spirit, and that it hold firmly to its neutrality and sovereignty that has been established through great sacrifice in the last battle (referring to World War II).
- A decade ago young people en masse began declaring themselves as Yugoslavs. It was a form of rising Yugoslav nationalism, which was a reaction to brotherhood and unity and a feeling of belonging to a single socialist self-managing society. This pleased me a lot.
- To say the least - this is a disloyal, non-objective attitude towards our Party and our country. It's a consequence of a terrible delusion that has been blown up to monstrous dimensions in order to destroy the reputation of our Party and its leadership, to take away the glory of the Yugoslavian people and their struggle. To trample everything great that our nation achieved with great sacrifices and blood loss - in order to break the unity of our Party, which represents a guarantee for successful development of socialism in our country and for the establishment of happiness of our people.
- Without a powerful and happy Yugoslavia, there cannot be a powerful and happy Croatia.
- I will give everything from myself to make sure that Yugoslavia is great, not just geographically but great in spirit, and that it hold firmly to its neutrality and sovereignty that has been established through great sacrifice in the last battle (referring to the second World War).
- A decade ago young people en masse began declaring themselves as Yugoslavs. It was a form of rising Yugoslav nationalism, which was a reaction to brotherhood and unity and a feeling of belonging to a single socialist self-managing society. This pleased me greatly.
- Let that man be a Bosnian, Herzegovinian. Outside they don't call you by another name, except simply a Bosnian. Whether that be a Muslim , Serb or Croat. Everyone can be what they feel that they are, and no one has a right to force a nationality upon them.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina was once a seed of division between the Croat and Serb people. Officials in Zagreb and Belgrade brought forth decisions on Bosnia-Herzegovina - decisions involving its wealth and decisions to exploit the country even more; but they didn't care about what their decisions would do to the people living in Bosnia-Herzegovina. They, for the sake of achieving their goals, pitted one people against the other.
- During the war, a battle was fought here, not only for the creation of a new Yugoslavia, but also a battle for Bosnia and Herzegovina as a sovereign republic. To some generals and leaders their position on this was not quite clear. I never once doubted my stance on Bosnia. I always said that Bosnia and Herzegovina cannot belong to this or that, only to the people that lived there since the beginning of time.
- Dođe maca na vratanca. (The cat will come to the door.)
- Radimo kao da ćemo sto godina živjeti, pripremamo se kao da će sutra rat. (We work like we will live for hundred years, we prepare like that tomorrow there will be a war.)
- Our form of socialism comes out of the woods and hills of Yugoslavia and did not arrive prepackaged from Moscow.
Quotes about Tito (unsourced)
- People like Tito or not. Some don’t. People like the 20th century or not. Some don’t. But they belong together, this man and this century.
- Fitzroy McLean