Better to die standing, than to live on your knees.
Be realistic, demand the impossible!
The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.
It’s a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies.
Every person has the truth in his heart. No matter how complicated his circumstances, no matter how others look at him from the outside, and no matter how deep or shallow the truth dwells in his heart, once his heart is pieced with a crystal needle, the truth will gush forth like a geyser.
Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians.
Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?
Above all, try always to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.
The walls of the educational system must come down. Education should not be a privilege, so the children of those who have money can study.
To accomplish much you must first lose everything.
Youth should learn to think and act as a mass. It is criminal to think as individuals!
Let the world change you and you can change the world
We must bear in mind that imperialism is a world system, the last stage of capitalism-and it must be defeated in a world confrontation. The strategic end of this struggle should be the destruction of imperialism. Our share, the responsibility of the exploited and underdeveloped of the world, is to eliminate the foundations of imperialism: our oppressed nations, from where they extract capital, raw materials, technicians, and cheap labor, and to which they export new capital-instruments of domination-arms and all kinds of articles, thus submerging us in an absolute dependence.
We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle.
It’s not my fault if reality is Marxist.
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
If you have the capacity to tremble with indignation every time that an injustice is committed in the world, then we are comrades.
I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
We have a lot of friends, but not among the governments – the friends are in the peoples. And in the last instance the peoples will be the rulers of those states.
Chess is an effective means to educate and train the human intellect.
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
Those who kill their own children and discriminate daily against them because of the color of their skin; those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black population because they demand their legitimate rights as free men – how can those who do this consider themselves guardians of freedom?