Even Though Their Crimes Were Horrific, These 10 Quotes From Them Were Actually Very Good
What defines greatness? Is it fame? Great thoughts? A brilliant sense of humor? or maybe being rich, famous and loving your job!
Nobody denies that these men were great and they accomplished many things. If only they hadn't also committed mass genocide maybe we would hold these quotes very highly.
"Words build bridges into unexpected regions." – Adolph Hitler
Hitlers oratory skills were nothing to be scoffed at. In front of a mic. he could command people to give their own lives and even take the lives of innocents if need be. The only problem is that he did.
#9 Ted Bundy
"Countless millions who have walked this earth before us have gone through this, so this is just an experience we all share." – Ted Bundy
Ted Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile. He confessed to about 30 murders. The actual count may be higher.
#8 Jim Jones
"A man's gotta make at least one bet a day, else he could be walking around lucky and never know it." – Jim Jones
Jim Jones was an American cult leader. He was responsible for killing 918 members of his cult. How did they die? He convinced them to take their own lives. How is that for inspirational words?
#7 Slobodan Milosevic
"Equality means nothing unless incorporated into the institutions." – Slobodan Milosevic
Slobodan Milosevic was the first president of Serbia. He was the perpetrator of genocide, war crimes, and murder. Responsible for the deaths of up to 230,000 people.
#6 Joseph Stalin
"I believe in one thing only, the power of the human will." Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Stalin was responsible for 20-60 million deaths.
#5 Robert Mugabe
"Don't drink at all, don't smoke, you must exercise and eat vegetables and fruit." – Robert Mugabe
Unlike most of the others on this list Robert Mugabe is still alive and in power. Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe. The United Kingdom once branded him the Hitler of our time. Homophobia, racism, rigged elections, genocide to attain and maintain power are just some of the claims against him.
#4 Oliver Cromwell
"He who stops being better stops being good." â€“ Oliver Cromwell.
Oliver Cromwell was an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. His negligent and corrupt practices led to the deaths of more than 200,000 people.
#3 Kim il-Sung
"The oppressed peoples can liberate themselves only through struggle. This is a simple and clear truth confirmed by history." -Kim ll-Sung
Kim ll-Sung was the supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), commonly referred to as North Korea, for 46 years, from its establishment in 1948 until his death in 1994. He killed more than 1 million of his own citizens in the name of treachery.
#2 Maximilien Robespierre
"Any law which violates the unalienable rights of man is essentially unjust and tyrannical; it is not a law at all." - Maximilien Robespierre
Maximilien Robespierre was a French lawyer and politician, and one of the best-known and most influential figures of the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. He was executed without trial for killing thousands of suspected non-supporters of the aristocracy.
#1 Charles Manson
"The real strong have no need to prove it to the phonies." - Charles Manson
Charles Manson is an American criminal who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in the California desert in the late 1960s. Manson and his followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations over a period of five weeks in the summer of 1969. From the beginning of his notoriety, a pop culture arose around him in which he ultimately became an emblem of insanity, violence and the macabre.
I guess this goes to show that even horrible human beings can have intelligent things to say. Or maybe it is a glimpse of good before they succumbed to evil. Share These Inspirational Quotes With Your Friends And See What They Think
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