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    A large percentage of those living in developed societies are told what brand of soda they should drink, what cigarettes they should smoke, what clothes and shoes they should wear, what they should eat and what brand of food they should buy. Their political ideas are supplied in the same way. Every year a trillion dollars is spent on advertising.
    — Fidel Castro
    I am a Marxist-Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life.
    — Fidel Castro
    Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: men 
     
    The truth is that after several decades of neoliberalism, the rich are becoming increasingly richer while the poor are both more numerous and increasingly poorer.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: truth  poor 
     
    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.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: men  live  age  moment 
     
    A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
    — Fidel Castro
    We are not politicians. We made our revolution to get the politicians out.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: revolution 
     
    This country is heaven, in the spiritual sense of the word. And I say, we prefer to die in heaven than survive in hell.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: hell  die  spiritual  heaven 
     
    Good athletes do not know what tiredness is. They do not know what discouragement is. Good athletes only know what victory is.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: victory 
     
    I've always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: humanity  christ 
     
    They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
    — Fidel Castro
    ...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.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: food  culture  lies  true  value  quality 
     
    We must establish a new world order based on justice, on equity, and on peace.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: justice  peace  world 
     
    One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates.
    — Fidel Castro
    If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.
    — Fidel Castro
    The first thing dictators do is finish free press, to establish censorship. There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: enemies  doubt  enemy 
     
    Condemn me, it does not matter: history will absolve me.
    — Fidel Castro
    I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: men  action  faith  revolution 
     
    Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty.
    — Fidel Castro
    Why do some people have to go barefoot so that others can drive luxury cars? Why are some people able to live only 35 years in order that others can live 70 years? Why do some people have to be miserably poor in order that others can be extravagantly rich? I speak for all the children in the world who don't even have a piece of bread.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: children  people  live  world  child  poor  year 
     
    I was a man who was lucky enough to have discovered a political theory, a man who was caught up in the whirlpool of Cuba's political crisis...; discovering Marxism...was like finding a map in the forest.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: men  political 
     
    I don't think that the contradictions between capitalism and socialism can be resolved by war. This is no longer the age of the bow and arrow. It's the nuclear age, and war can annihilate us all. The only way to achieve solutions seems to be for the different social systems to coexist.
    — Fidel Castro
    I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.
    — Fidel Castro
    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.
    — Fidel Castro
    You Americans keep saying that Cuba is ninety miles from the United States. I say that the United States is ninety miles from Cuba and for us, that is worse.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: saying  american 
     
    Fellow workers and peasants, this is the socialist and democratic revolution of the working people, with the working people, and for the working people. And for this revolution of the working people, by the working people, and for the working people we are prepared to give our lives.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: people  live  revolution 
     
    If religious feeling is put in opposition to social change, then it does become an opium, but if it is joined to the struggle for social change then it is a wonderful medicine.
    — Fidel Castro
    We are not only a Latin American nation, we are an Afro-American nation also.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: american 
     
    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.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: time  work  world  ideas 
     
    We need a Nuremberg to put on trial the economic order that they have imposed on us, that every three years kills more men, women and children by hunger and preventable or curable diseases than the death toll in six years of the second world war.
    — Fidel Castro
    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, illness, poverty or hunger.
    — Fidel Castro
    There are enough doctors on the planet so that nobody has to die for lack of care,
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: care  die  doctor 
     
    There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy.
    — Fidel Castro
    When I was a young boy, my father taught me that to be a good Catholic, I had to confess at church if I ever had impure thoughts about a girl. That very evening, I had to rush to confess my sin. And the next night, and the next. After a week, I decided religion wasn't for me.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: thoughts  young  night  girls  boys  sin  church  father 
     
    A revolution is not a bed of roses.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: revolution 
     
    The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is - and I mean this seriously - the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been,
    — Fidel Castro
    I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
    — Fidel Castro
    I'm not attached to anything. I'm attached to what it feels it's my duty, to do my duty. I think that I will die with the boots on.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: die 
     
    Nowhere in the world, in no act of genocide, in no war, are so many people killed per minute, per hour and per day as those who are killed by hunger and poverty on our planet.
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: people  poverty  world  hunger  war 
     
    The duty of every revolutionary is to make revolution
    — Fidel Castro
    tags: revolution 
     
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