Fidel Castro Quotes

Who is Fidel Castro?

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who was the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008.

Born August 13, 1926
Died November 25, 2016

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Best 30 Quotes by Fidel Castro

“A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.”

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“A revolution is not a bed of roses.”

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“A smart policy should be one that tends to receive the capitals, pays the price for that capital – which is the interest – returns the capital and in the end the factories, the industries, are left to remain in the country.”

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“All criticism is opposition. All opposition is counter-revolutionary.”

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“As we know, while our species remains alive, everybody has the sacred duty to be optimistic. Ethically, any other behaviour wouldn't be admissible.”

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“Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty.”

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

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“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.”

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

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“Cuba has the cleanest and most-educated prostitutes in the world.”

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“Defending peace is the duty of all.”

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“Every country must be absolutely free to adopt the type of economic, political and social system that it considers convenient.”

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“Good athletes do not know what tiredness is. They do not know what discouragement is. Good athletes only know what victory is.”

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“Humanity can learn from those who have broken their chains. Those who have chained humanity for centuries cannot teach humanity anything.”

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“I almost laughed about the Machiavellian plans of the presidents of the United States.”

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

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

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“I believe that all of us ought to retire relatively young.”

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“I can assure you that my first and foremost interest is my country.”

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“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.”

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“I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.”

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

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“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.”

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“I've always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity.”

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“Ideas do not need weapons.”

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

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

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“Permission does not need to be advertised.”

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My Life Quotes

“From Marx, I received the concept of what human society is; otherwise, someone who hasn't read about it, or to whom it hasn't been explained, it's as though they were set down in the middle of a forest, at night, without knowing which way north is, or south, east or west. Marx told us what a society is and the history of its evolution. Without Marx, you can't formulate any argument that leads to a reasonable interpretation of historical events – what the tendencies are, the probable evolution of a humanity that has not yet completed its social evolution.”

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“Quality of life lies in knowledge, in culture. Values are what constitute true quality of life, the supreme quality of life, even above food, shelter and clothing.”

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