While it’s easy to see dictators in colours of black and white, you’ll be surprised to know that they have, on occasion, spewed some pretty inspiring and accurate words of wisdom. I used the word ‘spewed’ because there’s no denying that they’re scum, but demonising them to the point of not noticing their quotes is a little silly.

Here are some surprisingly sensible quotes from some of the most evil leaders in the world.

1. Adolf Hitler, German dictator

2. Saddam Hussein, Iraq President

3. Josef Stalin, Soviet leader

4. Attila The Hun, ruler of the Huns

5. Napoleon Bonaparte, French leader

6. Mao Zedong, Chinese dictator

7. Kim Il-Sung, North Korean dictator

8. Kim Jong-il, North Korean dictator

9. Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator

10. Idi Amin, Ugandan dictator

11. Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Soviet leader

12. Oliver Cromwell, British military leader

13. Nicholas II, Russian Emperor

14. Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese leader

15. Hideki Tojo, Japanese leader