Pol Pot quotes

  • I did not join the resistance movement to kill people, to kill the nation. Look at me now. Am I a savage person? My conscience is clear.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Gun #People #Savages

  • I want you to know that everything I did, I did for my country.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Country #Evil #Want

  • We will burn the old grass and the new will grow.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Grass #Grows

  • Exterminate the 50 million Vietnamese and purify the masses of the [Cambodian] people.
    -- Pol Pot

    #People #Mass #Vietnamese

  • When I die, my only wish is that Cambodia remain Cambodia and belong to the West. It is over for communism, and I want to stress that.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Stress #Wish #West

  • Better to kill an innocent by mistake than spare an enemy by mistake.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Mistake #Enemy #Innocent

  • I'm quite modest. I don't want to tell people I'm a leader.
    -- Pol Pot

    #People #Leader #Want

  • The first time I heard of Tuol Sleng, it was on the Voice of America. I listened twice.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Voice #America #Firsts

  • No gain in keeping, no loss in weeding out.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Weed #Loss #Gains

  • Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if he lives and no loss if he dies.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Loss #Gains #Use

  • To kill the grass you must also remove the root
    -- Pol Pot

    #Roots #Grass

  • There's what we did wrong and what we did right. The mistake is that we did some things against the people — by us and also by the enemy — but the other side, as I told you, is that without our struggle there would be no Cambodia right now.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Mistake #Struggle #People

  • Whoever wishes to blame or attack me is entitled to do so. I regret I didn't have enough experience to totally control the movement. On the other hand, with our constant struggle, this had to be done together with others in the communist world to stop Kampuchea becoming Vietnamese.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Regret #Struggle #Hands

  • We want only peace, to build up our country. World opinion is paying great attention to the threat against Democratic Kampuchea. They are anxious. They fear Kampuchea cannot oppose the Vietnamese. This could hurt the interests of the Southeast Asian countries and all of the world's countries.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Country #Hurt #World

  • I came to join the revolution, not to kill the Cambodian people. Look at me now. Am I a violent person? No. So, as far as my conscience and my mission were concerned, there was no problem.
    -- Pol Pot

    #People #Looks #Revolution

  • He who protests is an enemy; he who opposes is a corpse.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Enemy #Protest

  • It's up to history to judge.
    -- Pol Pot

    #Judging

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