Idi Amin Quotes (8 quotes)
Idi Amin speaks: an annotated selection of his speeches (1998 edition), Univ of Wisconsin Madison African
Radio broadcast (25 January 1971)
“Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking. I never had any formal educationnot even a nursery school certificate. But sometimes I know more than Ph.D.s because as a military man I know how to act. I am a man of action.”
Appears in Barbet Schroeder (1974), General Idi Amin Dada: A Self Portrait
Interview, African summit talks, Angola, January 1976. Reported p.A8, Palm Beach Post, January 12, 1976.
“I have found little that is "good" about human beings on the whole. In my experience most of them are trash, no matter whether they publicly subscribe to this or that ethical doctrine or to none at all. That is something that you cannot say aloud, or perhaps even think.”
Psycho-analysis and faith: the letters of Sigmund Freud & Oskar Pfister (1963 edition)
“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
―Robert A. Heinlein
Quoted as a proverb in Heinlein's book "Glory Road" (1963)
“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”
An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798), Chapter I
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Picture Source: WikipediaIdi Amin
Born: May 17, 1928
Died: August 16, 2003 (aged 75)
Bio: Idi Amin Dada was the military dictator and third President of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Amin joined the British colonial regiment, the King's African Rifles in 1946, serving in Somalia and Kenya. Eventually, Amin held the rank of Major General in the post-colonial Ugandan Army and became its Commander before seizing power in the military coup of January 1971, deposing Milton Obote.