> Author Index > I - Authors > Kim Jong Il Quotes

Kim Jong Il Quotes


The de facto leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (most commonly known as North Korea); the official leader of the country is still his long-deceased father Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea.
(1941 - )

A man who dreads trials and difficulties cannot become a revolutionary. If he is to become a revolutionary with an indomitable fighting spirit, he must be tempered in the arduous struggle from his youth. As the saying goes, early training means more than late earning.
 

Great ideology creates great times.
 

National defense is the sacred duty of the young and all other people.
 

No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea.
 

Overall relations between the North and the South have developed in favor of national reconciliation, unity and reunification.
 

The liquidation of colonialism is a trend of the times which no force can hold back.
 

The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought, not through one's family background.
 

We oppose the reactionary policies of the U.S. government but we do not oppose the American people. We want to have many good friends in the United States.