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A collection of Idi Amin quotes and sayings on Uganda, government, freedom of speech, law, order, people, country, mistakes, lessons, sacrifice, etc.

21 Idi Amin Quotes That Give A Glimpse Of His Insane Mind

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1925 AD

Died On
16 August 2003 AD

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Koboko, Uganda

Died At Age
78

Idi Amin Dada was a Ugandan politician who served as the President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. He was a general in the army and overthrew the elected government under Milton Obote to assume all powers as president of Uganda. Idi Amin ruled with ruthlessness for eight years and his regime saw the massacre of an estimated 300,000 civilians. In 1972, he expelled all Indian and Pakistani citizens from the country. His increased military expenditure severely impacted the economy of Uganda. His reign of terror was brought to an end in 1979 when Ugandan exiles and Tanzanians took control of Kampala, the capital. Amin was forced to flee to Saudi Arabia, but he could never be brought to justice for his inhuman acts and heinous crimes.

You cannot run faster than a bullet

- Idi Amin

Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.

- Idi Amin

There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech

- Idi Amin

His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.

- Idi Amin

I am the hero of Africa.

- Idi Amin

It's not for me. I tried human flesh and it's too salty for my taste.

- Idi Amin

I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion.

- Idi Amin

I'm a good Muslim and I'm only interested in Islam.

- Idi Amin

I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world.

- Idi Amin

Although some people felt Adolf Hitler was bad, he was a great man and a real conqueror whose name would never be forgotten.

- Idi Amin

Politics is like boxing — you try to knock out your opponents.

- Idi Amin

I propose getting rid of conventional armaments and replacing them with reasonably priced hydrogen bombs that will be distributed equally throughout the world.

- Idi Amin

You cannot run faster than a bullet.

- Idi Amin

In any country there must be people who have to die. They are the Sacrifices any nation has to make to achieve law and order.

- Idi Amin

Your experience will be a lesson to all of us men to be careful not to marry ladies in very high positions.

- Idi Amin

I do not want to be controlled by any superpower. I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world, and that is why I do not let any superpower control me.

- Idi Amin

If we knew the meaning to everything that is happening to us, then there would be no meaning.

- Idi Amin

The problem with me is that I am fifty or one hundred years ahead of my time. My speed is very fast. Some ministers have had to drop out of my government because they could not keep up.

- Idi Amin

I have to keep law and order and it means that I have to kill my enemies before they kill me.

- Idi Amin

Germany is the place where when Hitler was the prime minister and supreme commander, he burned over six million Jews. This is because Hitler and all German people knew that Israelis are not people who are working in the interest of the world and that is why they burned the Israelis alive with gas in the soil of Germany.

- Idi Amin

My mission is to lead the country out of a bad situation of corruption, depression and slavery. After I rid the country of these vices, I will then organize and supervise a general election of a genuinely democratic civilian government.

- Idi Amin