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20 Quotes of Evil Leaders

by John Waller
fact checked by Alex Hanton

I am very interested in the minds of famous evil men. Many of them are very quotable, so I decided to write a list on some of their best quotes. Much of the time, their evil shows through their quotes. Other times, it doesn’t. If you have other quotes from famous evil people (not necessarily just leaders) or more from those mentioned here, please include them in the comments.


Quotes 20 – 15


20. “Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem.” – Joseph Stalin

19. “Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.” – Ayatollah Khomeini

18. “The only white man you can trust is a dead white man.” – Robert Mugabe

17. “Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.” — Maximilien Robespierre

16. “Turkey is taking advantage of the war in order to thoroughly liquidate (grundlich aufzaumen) its internal foes, i.e., the indigenous Christians, without being thereby disturbed by foreign intervention.” – Talat Pasha

15. To read too many books is harmful. — Mao Zedong


Quotes 15 – 11


15. “You cannot run faster than a bullet.” – Idi Amin

14. “I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.”- Pol Pot

13. “Keep your faith in God, but keep your powder dry.” – Oliver Cromwell

12. “We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the difference between us two.” – Osama bin Laden

11. “Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.” – Mao Zedong


Quotes 10 – 6


10. “A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.” – Kim Jong-il

9. “The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history.” – Kim Il-Sung

8. “One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion which has occurred in Washington’s Black House and the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America.” – Ayatollah Khomeini

7. “Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.” – Adolf Hitler

6. “Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions.” – Slobodan Milosevic


Quotes 5 – 1


5. “I didn’t say ‘former president,’ I said ‘president,’ and I have the constitutional rights according to the constitution, including immunity from prosecution.” – Saddam Hussein

4. “To sum it all up, I must say that I regret nothing.” – Adolf Eichmann

3. “We need not fear the judgement of history. Who, after all, speaks today of the extermination of the Armenians?” – Adolf Hitler

2. “Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.” – Josef Stalin

1. “One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.” – Josef Stalin

fact checked by Alex Hanton