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Fidel Castro (Politician)

I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. 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 life
Condemn me, it does not matter: history will absolve me.
Fidel Castro history
Weapons for what? (
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 power
Men do not shape destiny. Destiny produces the man for the hour.
Fidel Castro destiny
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement, but we do not have to say that we are anticommunists just to fawn on foreign powers.
Fidel Castro power
A revolution is not a trail of roses.… A revolution is a fight to the death between the future and the past.
Fidel Castro death
Fellow workers and peasants, this is the socialist and democratic revolution of the working people, with the working people, and for the working people. And for this revolution of the working people, by the working people, and for the working people we are prepared to give our lives.
Fidel Castro people
If we had paused to tell the people that we were Marxist-Leninists while we were on Pico Turquino and not yet strong, it is possible that we would never have been able to descend to the plains.
Fidel Castro people
I am a Marxist-Leninist, and I will be a Marxist-Leninist until the last days of my life.
Fidel Castro life
I propose the immediate launching of a nuclear strike on the United States. The Cuban people are prepared to sacrifice themselves for the cause of the destruction of imperialism and the victory of world revolution.
Fidel Castro people
Theis an alliance between one millionaire and many beggars.
Fidel Castro man
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 time
We have a theoretical concept of the Revolution which is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Fidel Castro evolution
Las ideas no necesitan ni de las armas, en la medida en que sean capaces de conquistar a las grandes masas. (Ideas do not need weapons, to the extent that they can convince the great masses.)
Fidel Castro ideas
I never perceived a contradiction in the political revolutionary field between the ideas I maintained and the idea of that symbol, that extraordinary figure who had been so familiar to me since I began to reason.
Fidel Castro evolution
Let us yield a bit. Let us grant socialism a few more years. Socialism is so obsolete, it is dying by itself.… Did I say socialism? I assure you on my honor this was not a mental slip. This was a slip of the tongue. Do not forget that. Capitalism—and I say it with such gusto—capitalism is so obsolete that it is dying by itself.
Fidel Castro men
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
Fidel Castro success
As I have said before, 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 wealth
This country … abounds in that Cuba is a heaven in the spiritual sense of the word, and we prefer to die in heaven than serve in hell.
Fidel Castro spiritual
When I was a young boy, my father taught me that to be a good Catholic, I had to confess at church if I ever had impure thoughts about a girl. That very evening, I had to rush to confess my sin. And the next night, and the next. After a week, I decided religion wasn't for me.
Fidel Castro religion
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
Fidel Castro death
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
Fidel Castro war
There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust.
Fidel Castro
North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
Fidel Castro humanity
There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy.
Fidel Castro justice
How can we help President Obama?
Fidel Castro help
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 faith
A revolution is not a bed of roses.
Fidel Castro evolution
I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.
Fidel Castro
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Fidel Castro evolution
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 time
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 life
Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
Fidel Castro money
The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs.
Fidel Castro belief
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
Fidel Castro men
Sorry, I'm still a dialectical materialist.
Fidel Castro
No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!
Fidel Castro time
More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
Fidel Castro people
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 never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
Fidel Castro ideas
I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life.
Fidel Castro life
The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.
Fidel Castro people
I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the council of state and commander in chief.
Fidel Castro man
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had do it again, Id 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 faith
All criticism is opposition. All opposition is counter revolutionary.
Fidel Castro evolution
No government can sell its nation on the backs of its people.
Fidel Castro people
Ideas do not need weapons
Fidel Castro ideas
The revolution... is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Fidel Castro evolution
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 faith
Those [Anti-Cubans] who attack us [Cubans] dont represent more than a fraction of 1 percent. ... You [the foreign news media] have helped create them.
Fidel Castro action
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure [Jesus Christ].
Fidel Castro jesus
The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs.
Fidel Castro belief
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
Fidel Castro success
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
Fidel Castro death
A revolution is not a bed of roses.
Fidel Castro evolution
Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
Fidel Castro money
How can we help President Obama?
Fidel Castro help
I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life.
Fidel Castro life
I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.
Fidel Castro
I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.
Fidel Castro men
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
Fidel Castro war
I would not vote for the mayor. Its not just because he didnt invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
Fidel Castro
Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
Fidel Castro men
More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
Fidel Castro people
No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!
Fidel Castro time
The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.
Fidel Castro people
North Americans dont understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
Fidel Castro humanity
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 life
I feel my belief in sacrifice and struggle getting stronger. I despise the kind of existence that clings to the miserly trifles of comfort and self-interest. 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 life
I think that it has moved the world. Its something extraordinary, something historic.
Fidel Castro world

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