I now know, by an almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel...
A country that does not know how to read and write is easy to deceive.
The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
The best form of saying is being
There is no other definition of socialism valid for us than that of the abolition of the exploitation of man by man.
There are no boundaries in this struggle to the death. We cannot be indifferent to what happens anywhere in the world, for a victory by any country over imperialism is our victory; just as any country's defeat is a defeat for all of us.
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.
I will fight with all the weapons within my reach rather than let myself be nailed to a cross or whatever.
I would rather die standing up to live life on my knees.
And then many things became very clear... we learned perfectly that the life of a single human being is worth millions of times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.
The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated.
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
Be realistic, demand the impossible!
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.
Let the world change you and you can change the world
Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?
We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.
Many will call me an adventurer, and that I am...only one of a different sort: one who risks his skin to prove his truths.
Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.
I would probably have more in common with a whale than with a bourgeois married couple employed at worthy institutions that I would wipe from the face of the earth if it was given to me to do so.
A political event was that I met Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary. He is a young, intelligent guy, very sure of himself and extraordinarily audacious; I think we hit it off well.
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms.
Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing.
I could become very rich in Guatemala but by the low method of ratifying my title, opening a clinic, and specialising in allergies. To do that would be the most horrible betrayal of the two 'I's' struggling inside me: the socialist and the traveller.
Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.
The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.
I had a project for my life which involved 10 years of wandering, then some years of medical studies and, if any time was left, the great adventure of physics.
I have a wish. It as a fear as well- that in my end will be my beginning.
The only passion that guides me is for the truth... I look at everything from this point of view.
Many will call me an adventurer- and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.
Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.
Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. This is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary.
How easy it is to govern when one follows a system of consulting the will of the people and one holds as the only norm all the actions which contribute to the well being of the people.
I am one of those people who believes that the solution to the world's problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
A new era will dawn in Africa, when the impoverished masses of a nation rise up to rescue their right to a decent life from the hands of the ruling oligarchies.
One must endure without losing tenderness.