While it’s easy to see dictators in the colours of black and white, you’ll be surprised to know that some of them have, on occasion, uttered some uniquely inspiring and accurate words of wisdom.
Here are 10 Surprisingly Sensible Quotes From Famous African Dictators And Evil Leaders
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1. Idi Amin
If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning.
2. Muammar Gaddafi
Even if there comes a time when you do not hear my voice, do not give up. Do not despair. Do not stop fighting for your freedom until you have victory!
3. Charles Taylor
We become full human agents, capable of understanding ourselves, and hence of defining our identity, through our acquisition of rich human languages of expression.
4. Ahmed Sekou Toure
To take part in the African revolution, it is not enough to write a revolutionary song. You must fashion the revolution with the people. And if you fashion it with the people, the songs will come by themselves.
5. Robert Mugabe
“Africa must revert to what it was before the imperialists divided it. These are artificial divisions which we, in our pan-African concept, will seek to remove.” – Speech at Salisbury, 1962
6. Mobutu Sese Seko
We are seeking our own authenticity, and we will find it because we wish, in the innermost fibers of our being to discover it.
7. Paul Kagame
Listen more to the one who criticizes you and less to the one who praises you. Learn from them and do something about it.
8. Paul Kagame
We cannot turn the clock back nor can we undo the harm caused, but we have the power to determine the future and to ensure that what happened never happens again.
9. Jose Eduardo dos Santos
They’re is no magic wand that can resolve our problems. The solution rests with our work and discipline.
10. Yahya Jammeh
Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another.