“Follow me if I advance! Kill me if I retreat! Revenge me if I die!”
Ngo Dinh Diem on becoming president of Vietnam (1901 to 1963) (1954, from The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations)
Ngo Dinh Diem was a Vietnamese political leader who served as president, with dictatorial powers, of what was then South Vietnam, from 1955 until his assassination.