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A collection of quotes and sayings by Muammar Gaddafi on politics, views, prophecy, live, immigration, love, Namibia, dictatorship, human rights, and Russia.

25 Famous Muammar Gaddafi Quotes

Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Libya
Born On: June 7, 1942
Died On: October 20, 2011
Born In: Qasr Abu Hadi, Italian Libya
Died At Age: 69
Colonel Gaddafi or Muammar Gaddafi was a well-known Libyan politician and revolutionary. From 1969 to 1977, he ruled Libya as ‘Revolutionary Chairman’ then he switched to serve as the ‘Brotherly Leader’ from 1977 to 2011. Since an early age, he showed the signs of becoming a revolutionary despite coming from an underprivileged family. ‘National Transitional Council’ was a result of Gaddafi’s increased dominance, violation of human rights, and support to international terrorism that eventually dethroned Gaddafi and led to his end. Following is a list of sayings and quotes by Muammar Gaddafi. Read through the thoughts and quotes by Muammar Gaddafi from his nearly four decades in power.
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We believe America is practicing all kinds of terrorism against Libya. Even the accusation that we are involved in terrorism is in itself an act of terrorism.

Muammar Gaddafi

I am a Bedouin warrior who brought glory to Libya and will die a martyr.

Muammar Gaddafi

Those who do not love me do not deserve to live.

Muammar Gaddafi

I do not support peace in the Middle East. And I do not support Arafat. He is a stupid, incompetent fool!

Muammar Gaddafi

We will fight in every valley, in every street, in every oasis, and every town. We won't surrender again; we are not women; we will keep fighting.

Muammar Gaddafi

There is no state with a democracy except Libya on the whole planet.

Muammar Gaddafi

Man's freedom is lacking if somebody else controls what he needs, for need may result in man's enslavement of man.

Muammar Gaddafi

Israel is a colonialist-imp erialist phenomenon. There is no such thing as an Israeli people. Before 1948, world geography knew of no state such as Israel. Israel is the result of an invasion, of aggression.

Muammar Gaddafi

To force a human being to learn according to a set curriculum is a dictatorial act.

Muammar Gaddafi

[Somali maritime violence] is a response to greedy Western nations, who invade and exploit Somalia's water resources illegally. It is not a piracy, it is self defence. It is defending the Somalia children's food.

Muammar Gaddafi

[The] type of education now prevailing all over the world is directed against human freedom. State-controlled education ... deprives people of their free choice, creativity and brilliance.

Muammar Gaddafi

There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering woman from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights.

Muammar Gaddafi

Boxing and wrestling are evidence that mankind has not rid itself of all savage behavior.

Muammar Gaddafi

A woman has the right to run for election whether she's male or female!

Muammar Gaddafi

There are signs that Allah will grant Islam victory in Europe - without swords, without guns, without conquests. The 50 million Muslims of Europe will turn it into a Muslim continent within a few decades.

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!

Muammar Gaddafi

I am an international leader, the dean of the Arab rulers, the king of kings of Africa and the imam of Muslims, and my international status does not allow me to descend to a lower level.

Muammar Gaddafi

All of the great prophets of modern times have come from the desert and were uneducated: Mohammed, Jesus and myself.

Muammar Gaddafi

Once a ruler becomes religious, it becomes impossible for you to debate with him. Once someone rules in the name of religion, your lives become hell.

Muammar Gaddafi

Americans are good people. They have no aggressions against us and they like us as we like them. They must know I don't hate them. I love them. I hear it is a complex society inside. Many Americans don't know about the outside world. The majority have no concern and no information about other people. They could not even find Africa on a map. I think Americans are good, but America will be taken over and destroyed from the inside by the Zionist lobby. The Americans do not see this. They are getting decadent. Zionists will use this to destroy them.

Muammar Gaddafi

There are serious mistakes, among them the one saying that Jesus came as a messenger for other people other than the sons of Israel.... Christianity is not a faith for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Other people who are not sons of Israel have nothing to do with that religion.... It is a mistake that another religion exists alongside Islam. There is only one religion which is Islam after Mohammed.... All those believers who do not follow Islam are losers.

Muammar Gaddafi

During my term in AU, I will initiate an organised compensation claim for Africa and I will fight for a greater voice for Africa in the United Nations Security Council. If they do not want to live with us fairly, it is our planet and they can go to another planet.

Muammar Gaddafi

I am defending the Jews to prevent them from becoming extinct, because they are doomed to become extinct if they continue this way.... I am convinced that the solution is to establish a democratic state for the Jews and the Palestinians, a state that will be called Palestine, Isratine, or whatever they want. This is the fundamental solution, or else the Jews will be annihilated in the future, because the Palestinians have [strategic] depth.

Muammar Gaddafi

Let the free people of the world know that we could have bargained over and sold out our cause in return for a personal secure and stable life. We received many offers to this effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of the confrontation as a badge of duty and honour.

Muammar Gaddafi

When everyone is part of the people's congress, what need is there for an opposition? Opposition to what? You oppose a government! If there is no government, and the people govern themselves on their own, what are they going to oppose? Something that isn't there?

Muammar Gaddafi