Che Guevara Quotes

Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.

Cuba was developed as a sugar factory of the United States.

Guerrilla warfare is a people’s warfare; an attempt to carry out this type of war without the population’s support is a prelude to inevitable disaster.

I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.

I am not Christ or a philanthropist, old lady, I am all the contrary of a Christ…. I fight for the things I believe in, with all the weapons at my disposal and try to leave the other man dead so that I don’t get nailed to a cross or any other place.

I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.

I have lived magnificent days.

I knew that the moment the great governing spirit strikes the blow to divide all humanity into just two opposing factions, I would be on the side of the common people.

I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.

If they attack, we shall fight to the end.

Imperialism has been defeated in many partial battles. But it remains a considerable force in the world, and we cannot expect its final defeat save through effort and sacrifice on the part of us all.

In capitalist society individuals are controlled by a pitiless law usually beyond their comprehension.

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.

One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.

Peaceful coexistence cannot be limited to the powerful countries if we want to ensure world peace.

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

Socialism is young and has made errors.

The desire to sacrifice an entire lifetime to the noblest of ideals serves no purpose if one works alone.

The laws of capitalism, blind and invisible to the majority, act upon the individual without his thinking about it.

The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.

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.

Wealth is far from being within the reach of the masses simply through the process of appropriation.

When forces of oppression come to maintain themselves in power against established law, peace is considered already broken.

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.