Fidel Castro Quotes


"The first thing dictators do is finish free press, to establish censorship. There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship."

Fidel Castro

"If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal."

Fidel Castro

"I have reached the conclusion, a bit late perhaps, that speeches should be short."

Fidel Castro

"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."

Fidel Castro

"A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past."

Fidel Castro

"Men do not shape destiny. Destiny produces the man for the hour."

Fidel Castro

"We have a theoretical concept of the Revolution which is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters."

Fidel Castro

"No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!"

Fidel Castro

"Ideas do not need weapons, to the extent that they can convince the great masses."

Fidel Castro

"Everyone is a poet at 16, but how many are poets at 50? Generally, people seem to get more conservative as they age, but in my case, I seem to have gotten more radical."

Fidel Castro

"Condemn me, it does not matter: history will absolve me."

Fidel Castro

"Revolutionaries must proclaim their ideas courageously..and express their intentions so that no one is deceived."

Fidel Castro

"I promise all Cuban mothers that I will never will make them weep."

Fidel Castro

"Were Kennedy not a millionaire, illiterate and ignorant, then he would obviously understand that you cannot revolt against the peasants."

Fidel Castro

"If someone is responsible, it's me."

Fidel Castro

"It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action."

Fidel Castro

"I was a man who was lucky enough to have discovered a political theory, a man who was caught up in the whirlpool of Cuba's political crisis; discovering Marxism...was like finding a map in the forest."

Fidel Castro

"The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore."

Fidel Castro

"I’m not attached to anything. I’m attached to what it feels it's my duty, to do my duty. I think that I will die with the boots on."

Fidel Castro

"I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews."

Fidel Castro

"I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews."

Fidel Castro

"There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust."

Fidel Castro

"Warfare is a means and not an end. Warfare is a tool of revolutionaries. The important thing is the revolution. The important thing is the revolutionary cause, revolutionary ideas, revolutionary objectives, revolutionary sentiments, revolutionary virtues!"

Fidel Castro

"The Alliance for Progress is an alliance between one millionaire and many beggars."

Fidel Castro

"I do not conceive of any manifestation of culture, of science, of art, as purposes in themselves. I think the purpose of science and culture is man."

Fidel Castro

"There are enough doctors on the planet so that nobody has to die for lack of attendance."

Fidel Castro

"I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement."

Fidel Castro

"I am a Marxist-Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life."

Fidel Castro

"I am not a follower of Moscow, but its victim."

Fidel Castro

"U.S. leaders should think that if they are aiding terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe."

Fidel Castro

"North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity."

Fidel Castro

"The ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry but they cannot kill ignorance, illnesses, poverty or hunger."

Fidel Castro

"One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates."

Fidel Castro

"We must establish a new world order based on justice, on equity, and on peace."

Fidel Castro

"The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history."

Fidel Castro

"I am someone who's been in politics for 43 years and I know what I'm doing and what I should do. Have no doubt that I know how to tell the truth and to do so elegantly."

Fidel Castro

"I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage, this man is the Himalayas. I have thus had the experience of witnessing the Himalayas."

Fidel Castro

"No government can sell its nation on the backs of its people."

Fidel Castro

"I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun."

Fidel Castro

"We are not only a Latin American nation, we are an Afro-American nation also."

Fidel Castro

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