I am the leader of one country which has two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities, six republics, surrounded by seven neighbours, a country in which live eight ethnic minorities.

— Josip Broz Tito

The most seductive Josip Broz Tito quotes that will activate your desire to change

Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself, becomes reactionary.


Ancient Hawaiians say: When you're itching for the waves, the only lotion is the ocean.


The peoples of Yugoslavia do not want Fascism.

They do not want a totalitarian regime, they do not want to become slaves of the German and Italian financial oligarchy as they never wanted to become reconciled to the semi-colonial dependence imposed on them by the so-called Western democracies after the first imperialist war.


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 (Bosniak), Serb or Croat. Everyone can be what they feel that they are, and no one has a right to force a nationality upon them.


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.


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.


Kosovo is now the biggest problem confronting Yugoslavia.


Today, 9 May, exactly forty-nine months and three days after the Fascist attack on Yugoslavia, the most powerful aggressive force in Europe, Germany, has capitulated.


Churchill , he is a great man. He is, of course, our enemy and has always been the enemy of Communism, but he is an enemy one must respect, an enemy one likes to have.


We have spilt an ocean of blood for the brotherhood and unity of our peoples and we shall not allow anyone to touch or destroy it from within.


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.


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.


About Josip Broz Tito

Quotes 13 sayings
Profession Former President of Yugoslavia
Birthday May 7, 1892