Fidel Castro Quotes

“The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them – neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Every citizen has the real right to receive general education and professional training at no cost, something that the United States has not been able to ensure for all its inhabitants.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“You may agree or not with Gaddafi’s political ideas, but no one has the right to question the existence of Libya as an independent state and member of the United Nations.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“It constitutes a superhuman effort to lead any people in times of crisis. Without them, the changes ”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the council of state and commander in chief.
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“How can we help President Obama?”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“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.”
-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

 

 

“Something must be done to save humanity! A better world is possible!”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

 

“Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Nothing in the world is irreversible, not even capitalism.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“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.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“The Soviet Union, the socialist camp, the People’s Republic of China, and North Korea helped us resist, with essential supplies and weapons, the implacable blockade of the United States, the most powerful empire ever to exist.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“The people of Egypt are an intelligent people with a glorious history who left their mark on civilization.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“None of us has any personal interest above the interests of the country. Our country is more important than our careers.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“The people respect and believe in men who fulfill their duty.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“If you calculate 15 minutes a day to shave, that is 5,000 minutes a year spent shaving.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Religious faith, like political belief, should be based on reasoning, on the development of thought and feelings. The two things are inseparable.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“The Arab population of Palestine are victims of genocidal actions; their lands are confiscated or deprived of water supplies in the semi-desert areas, and their homes are destroyed with heavy wrecking equipment.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“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.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“We have always been prepared to negotiate with the U.S. government everything that has to do with bilateral relations, on a basis of the strictest mutual respect for the sovereign rights of each country. We will never try to ask the government of the United States to change its economic and political system.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“North Americans don’t understand… that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“There is plenty of building material and more than enough manpower to make a decent home for every Cuban. But if we continue to wait for the golden calf, a thousand years will have gone by, and the problem will remain the same.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“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.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Reactionaries often describe both Marx and Lenin as theorists, without taking into consideration that their utopias inspired Russia and China – the two countries called upon to lead a new world which will allow for human survival if imperialism does not first unleash a criminal, exterminating war.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“At times, I’ve referred to Christ’s miracles, and have said, ‘Well, Christ multiplied the fish and the loaves to feed the people. That is precisely what we want to do with the Revolution and socialism.'”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Even Gaddafi’s adversaries assure us that he stood out for his intelligence as a student; he was expelled from high-school for his anti-monarchic activities. He managed to enroll in another high-school and later graduated in law at the University of Benghazi at the age of 21.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“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.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“We do not exploit our dolphins for profit.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“What prevails in every corner of this globalized world is the real struggle of our species for its own survival.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“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.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“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.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“I will never retire from politics, the revolution, or the ideas I have.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“I barely need to reiterate what you already know: the close links that exist between our people and the people of Venezuela and Hugo Chavez, the promoter of the Bolivarian Revolution and the United Socialist Party he founded.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“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.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Born to a tribal Bedouin family of nomadic desert shepherds in the region of Tripoli, Gaddafi was profoundly anti-colonialist. It is affirmed that his paternal grandfather died fighting against the Italian invaders when Libya was invaded by them in 1911.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“The human being is a strange mixture of blind instinct, on one hand, and conscience, on the other.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“The lies of the empire and the treason of the quislings shall be defeated.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

 

“Obama has no way to conceal that Osama was executed in front of his children and wives, who are now under the custody of the authorities of Pakistan, a Muslim country of almost 200 million inhabitants, whose laws have been violated, its national dignity offended, and its religious traditions desecrated.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“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.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“The prestige of the international financial institutions rates less than zero.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“The kings of Spain brought us the conquistadores and masters, whose footprints remained in the circular land grants assigned to those searching for gold in the sands of rivers, an abusive and shameful form of exploitation, traces of which can be noted from the air in many places around the country.”
-Fidel Castro

 

 

“Any negotiated, peaceful solution to the problems between the United States and peoples, or any people of Latin America, which does not imply force or the use of force, must be addressed in accordance with international principles and norms.”
-Fidel Castro

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