The final hour of colonialism has struck, and millions of inhabitants of Africa, Asia and Latin America rise to meet a new life and demand their unrestricted right to self-determination.
It's a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies.
The myth of the self-made man, has to be profoundly hypocritical: it is the self-serving demonstration that a lie is the truth.
Americans are given the sole option of electing their jailer for four years and sometimes do him the honour of re-electing him.
War is always a struggle in which each contender tries to annihilate the other. Besides using force, they will have recourse to all possible tricks and stratagems to achieve the goal.
Be realistic, demand the impossible!
One does not necessarily have to wait for a revolutionary situation: it can be created.
I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel.
Youth must refrain from ungrateful questioning of governmental mandates. Instead they must dedicate themselves to study, work and military service. The very spirit of rebellion is reprehensible.
How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew?
The socialist countries have the moral duty of liquidating their tacit complicity with the exploiting countries of the West.
It is not necessary to wait until all conditions for making revolution exist; the insurrection can create them.
Let's liquidate all the atomic bases in Cuba and in the U.S. and we are in complete agreement with that.
We have taken plants from the capitalist system where the most important thing was to produce, especially in Cuba.
You know, comrade Pachman, I don't enjoy being a Minister, I would rather play chess like you, or make a revolution in Venezuela.
We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle.
I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.
It is unnecessary to say that Fidel Castro possesses the high qualities of a fighter and statesman: our path, our struggle, and our triumph we owed to his vision.
I had a project for my life which involved 10 years of wandering, then some years of medical studies and, if any time was left, the great adventure of physics.
We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.
Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
I would probably have more in common with a whale than with a bourgeois married couple employed at worthy institutions that I would wipe from the face of the earth if it was given to me to do so.
Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.
Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.
The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
I have a wish. It as a fear as well -- that in my end will be my beginning.
Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. This is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary.
Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing.
How easy it is to govern when one follows a system of consulting the will of the people and one holds as the only norm all the actions which contribute to the well being of the people.
A political event was that I met Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary. He is a young, intelligent guy, very sure of himself and extraordinarily audacious; I think we hit it off well.
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.
I am one of those people who believes that the solution to the world's problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
The only passion that guides me is for the truth... I look at everything from this point of view.
Silence is argument carried out by other means.