NATO's brutal military alliance has become the most perfidious instrument of repression known in the history of humankind.
The United States tyrannizes and pillages the globalized world with its political, economic, technological, and military might.
Social struggles have been taking place throughout millennia, since human beings, by resorting to wars, were able to take hold of a surplus production to satisfy the essential needs of life.
Marx and Engels never talked about murdering the bourgeois. According to the old bourgeois concept, the judges were the ones who judged, and the executioners were the ones who executed.
For revolutionary Cubans, to cooperate with other poor and exploited peoples has always been a political principle and a duty towards humanity.
Cuba came to be the last country to get rid of Spanish colonialism and the first to shake off the heinous imperialist tutelage.
Our Revolution emerged where it was least expected by the empire, in a hemisphere where it was used to acting like an all-powerful master.
No political event can be judged outside of the era and the circumstances in which it took place.
The human being is a strange mixture of blind instinct, on one hand, and conscience, on the other.
Xi Jinping is one of the strongest and most capable revolutionary leaders I have met in my life.
Chinese combatants, men and women, inheritors of a millennial culture, are people of uncommon intelligence and an invincible spirit of struggle.
Twenty-six million Russians died in the defense of their homeland against the Nazis.
Cuba never had advisors in Vietnam. The military there knew very well how to conduct their war.
Cynicism is something which has become symbolic of imperial policy.
Defending peace is the duty of all.
We do not need the empire to give us anything.
None of us is designed for the role we must assume in a revolutionary society, although Cubans had the privilege of Jose Marti's example.
To our brothers in Latin America and the world, we must convey that the Cuban people will overcome.
Without a tutor to help me in the study of Marxism-Leninism, I was no more than a theorist and, of course, had total confidence in the Soviet Union.
It constitutes a superhuman effort to lead any people in times of crisis. Without them, the changes would be impossible.
I almost laughed about the Machiavellian plans of the presidents of the United States.
Something must be done to save humanity! A better world is possible!
Homeland or death! Socialism or death! We shall overcome!
Soon, I'll be like all the others. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of the Cuban Communists will remain.
We are proud of the history of our country; we learned it in school and have grown up hearing of freedom, justice and human rights.
Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me.
If you calculate 15 minutes a day to shave, that is 5,000 minutes a year spent shaving.
It doesn't sound too good to say I am the son of a landowner, so let us rather say I am the grandson of exploited Galician peasants.
In my next incarnation, I want to be a writer.
I was not the son of a worker or lacking in material or social resources for a relatively comfortable existence; I could say I miraculously escaped wealth.
None of us has any personal interest above the interests of the country. Our country is more important than our careers.
I believe Karl Marx could have subscribed to the Sermon on the Mount.
Christ didn't choose the rich to preach the doctrine; he choose 12 poor ignorant workers -- that is, he chose the proletariat of the times.
Religious faith, like political belief, should be based on reasoning, on the development of thought and feelings. The two things are inseparable.
We do not exploit our dolphins for profit.
My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn't work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious.
North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy.
I was born in a territory called Biran, in the eastern region of Cuba. It's known by that name, although it has never appeared on a map.
The prestige of the international financial institutions rates less than zero.
What prevails in every corner of this globalized world is the real struggle of our species for its own survival.
There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust.
The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history. Thus, the peoples believe less and less in statements and promises.
The unyielding resistance of the Cuban patriots is symbolized by our 5 Heroes. They shall never back down! They shall never surrender!
No one even knows one percent of the fabulous history of Man; but thanks to history, we know about occurrences that go beyond the limits of the imaginable.
I will never retire from politics, the revolution, or the ideas I have.
Nature teaches us that tens of billions of light years may have passed, and life in all of its expressions has always been subjected to an incredible combination of matter and radiation.
Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
Following the missile crisis, detente started to gain ground between the United States and the Soviet Union, so the international political climate improved after that.
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
Venezuela, given its extraordinary educational, cultural, and social developments, and its vast energy and natural resources, is called on to become a revolutionary model for the world.
Nothing in the world is irreversible, not even capitalism.
The squandering of oil and gas is associated with one of the greatest tragedies, not in the least resolved, which is suffered by humankind: climate change.
Every country must be absolutely free to adopt the type of economic, political and social system that it considers convenient.
Some time ago, the United States was an English colony. If an Englishman were asked if the United States would be independent, he would have said no, that it would always be an English colony.
Sorry, I'm still a dialectical materialist.
I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the council of state and commander in chief.
The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs.
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.
No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!
More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life.
The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.
Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
I can assure you that my first and foremost interest is my country.
Someday, the capitalist system will disappear in the United States, because no social class system has been eternal. One day, class societies will disappear.
I have always fought for concrete facts, for justice.
How can we help President Obama?
I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews.