Che Guevara, fully Ernesto “Che” Guevara

Che
Guevara, fully Ernesto “Che” Guevara
1928
1967

Argentine Marxist Revolutionary, Physician, Author, Intellectual, Guerrilla Leader, Diplomat and Military Theorist, major figure of the Cuban Revolution

Author Quotes

At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality. We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity will be transformed into actual deeds, into acts that serve as examples, as a moving force.

I do not agree with what you say, but I'll stand to the death defending your right to say what you want.

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.

One cannot be sure that there is nothing live for but if he is ready to die in the process.

The first commandment for every good explorer is that an expedition has two points: the point of departure and the point of arrival. If your intention is to make the second theoretical point coincide with the actual point of arrival, don't think about the means -- because the journey is a virtual space that finishes when it finishes, and there are as many means as there are different ways of 'finishing.' That is to say, the means are endless.

The ultimate and most important revolutionary aspiration: to see human beings liberated from their alienation.

Until victory always.

Why does the guerrilla fighter fight? We must come to the inevitable conclusion that the guerrilla fighter is a social reformer, that he takes up arms responding to the angry protest of the people against their oppressors, and that he fights in order to change the social system that keeps all his unarmed brothers in ignominy and misery.

Be realistic, demand the impossible!

I do not care where and when to die as much as I'd stay home.

If you want to know the people, will not have an understanding of life - human life. Those buildings not only the beauty of archaeological rigid .. But the spirit of the people and attributes of living in the elderly, and in the wayfarer talk to him

One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.

The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated.

The university cannot be an ivory tower, far away from the society, removed from the practical accomplishments of the Revolution. If such an attitude is maintained, the university will continue giving our society lawyers that we do not need.

Valdivia's actions symbolize man's indefatigable thirst to take control of a place where he can exercise total authority. That phrase, attributed to Caesar, proclaiming he would rather be first-in-command in some humble Alpine village than second-in-command in Rome, is repeated less pompously, but no less effectively, in the epic campaign that is the conquest of Chile. If, in the moment the conquistador was facing death at the hands of that invincible Araucanian Caupolican, he had not been overwhelmed with fury, like a hunted animal, I do not doubt that judging his life, Valdivia would have felt death was fully justified. He belonged to that special class of men the species produces every so often, in whom a craving for limitless power is so extreme that any suffering to achieve it seems natural, and he had become the omnipotent ruler of a warrior nation.

Words that do not match deeds are unimportant.

A country that does not know how to read and write is easy to deceive.

Better to die standing, than to live on your knees.

I do not care where or when I die, but only a placebo that does not sleep bourgeois all their weight over the bodies of the children of the poor and the suffering that the world does not fall asleep with all his weight on the skulls desperate and hard-working.

If your heart vibrate looking Resist oppression then silence is a form of treason because

Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism, and a battle hymn for the people's unity against the great enemy of mankind: the United States of America. Wherever death may surprise us, let it be welcome, provided that this, our battle cry, may have reached some receptive ear, that another hand may be extended to wield our weapons, and that other men be ready to intone our funeral dirge with the staccato singing of the machine guns and new battle cries of war and victory.

The government of the United States is not the champion of freedom, but rather the perpetrator of exploitation and oppression against the peoples of the world and against a large part of its own population.

The university, vanguard of our struggling people, cannot become a backward element, but it would become so if the university did not incorporate itself into the great plans of the Revolution.

Violence is not the monopoly of the exploiters and as such the exploited can use it too and, moreover, ought to use it when the moment arrives.

Wrapped in a police blanket, I watched the rain and smoked one black cigarette after another...

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First Name
Che
Last Name
Guevara, fully Ernesto “Che” Guevara
Birth Date
1928
Death Date
1967
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Argentine Marxist Revolutionary, Physician, Author, Intellectual, Guerrilla Leader, Diplomat and Military Theorist, major figure of the Cuban Revolution