Fidel Castro, fully Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

Fidel
Castro, fully Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
1927
2012

Cuban Marxist Politician, One of the primary leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Prime Minister, President of the Council of State of Cuba, President of Council of Ministers, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba

Author Quotes

A bunch of kidnappers.

A model country that protects the lives of its citizens.

A revolution is not a bed of roses.

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

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

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.

Ideas do not need weapons, to the extent that they can convince the great masses.

With what moral authority can they speak of human rights — the rulers of a nation in which the millionaire and beggar coexist; the Indian is exterminated; the black man is discriminated against; the woman is prostituted; and the great masses of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Latin Americans are scorned, exploited, and humiliated? How can they do this — the bosses of an empire where the mafia, gambling, and child prostitution are imposed; where the CIA organizes plans of global subversion and espionage, and the Pentagon creates neutron bombs capable of preserving material assets and wiping out human beings; an empire that supports reaction and counter-revolution all over the world; that protects and promotes the exploitation by monopolies of the wealth and the human resources of whole continents, unequal exchange, a protectionist policy, an incredible waste of natural resources, and a system of hunger for the world?

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!

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

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

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.

Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.

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

Whoever hesitates while waiting for ideas to triumph among the masses before initiating revolutionary action will never be a revolutionary. Humanity will, of course, change. Human society will, of course, continue to develop – in spite of men and the errors of men. But that is not a revolutionary attitude.

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First Name
Fidel
Last Name
Castro, fully Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz
Birth Date
1927
Death Date
2012
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Cuban Marxist Politician, One of the primary leaders of the Cuban Revolution, Prime Minister, President of the Council of State of Cuba, President of Council of Ministers, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba