22 Most Famous Pol Pot Quotes

22 Most Famous Pol Pot Quotes

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Pol Pot was a communist from Cambodia who served as the General Secretary of the Communist Part of Kampuchea from 1963-1981. He then became the leader of Cambodia and the prime minister of Democratic Kampuchea. He Died in 1998 at the age of 72.

“Everything I did, I did for my country.”

“Exterminate the 50 million Vietnamese… and purify the masses of the [Cambodian] people.”

“Failing to induce adulation and submissiveness, the Angkar could only generate hatred. If concealment was the ultimate ploy for the leadership, it backfired and whipped up abhorrence in the
context of total revolution. This might be one of the explanations why repression assumed proportions unknown in other Communist countries. The mask of Angkar was a good tactic to grab
power, but it proved disastrous in government.”

“He who protests is an enemy; he who opposes is a corpse.”

“Hunger is the most effective disease.”

“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.”

“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.”

“I was responsible for everything so I accept responsibility and blame but show me, comrade, one document proving that I was personally responsible for the deaths.”

“If someone is very hungry, the Angkar will take him where he will be stuffed with food.”

“If you have a disease of the old society, take a dose of Lenin as medication.”

“If you wish to live exactly as you please, the Angkar will put aside a small piece of land for you.”

“I’m quite modest. I don’t want to tell people I’m a leader.”

“It’s up to history to judge.”

“No gain in keeping, no loss in weeding out.”

“Since he is of no use anymore, there is no gain if he lives and no loss if he dies.”

“The first time I heard of Tuol Sleng, it was on the Voice of America. I listened twice.”

“The sick are victims of their own imagination.”

“We did not yet have laws or order. We were like children just learning to walk.”

“We want only peace, to build up our country.”

“We will burn the old grass and the new will grow.”

“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.”

“World opinion is paying great attention to the threat against Democratic Kampuchea. They are anxious. They fear Kampuchea cannot oppose the Vietnamese.”