Most Memorable Quotes By Fidel Castro


Most Memorable Quotes By Fidel Castro

The Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro has died aged 90. Fidel Castro was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. He is one of the world’s longest-serving and most iconic leaders and he defied the United States for nearly half a century. His death was announced by Cuban state television. Here is a collection of Castro’s most memorable quotes from across more than five decades.

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  • “I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I would do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action.”Castro in 1959
  • “Condemn me. It is of no importance. History will absolve me.”Castro in 1953
  • “I’m not thinking of cutting my beard, because I’m accustomed to my beard and my beard means many things to my country. When we fulfil our promise of good government I will cut my beard”Castro in 1959
  • “A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past,”Castro in 1961
  • “I do not have the slightest doubt that our people and our revolution will fight to the last drop of blood to defend these and other ideas and measures that are necessary to safeguard this historic process.”Castro in 2006
  • “I reached the conclusion long ago that the one last sacrifice I must make for (Cuban) public health is to stop smoking. I haven’t really missed it that much.”Castro in 1985
  • “I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure (Jesus Christ).”Castro in 1985
  • “Just imagine what would happen in the world if the socialist community were to disappear … if this were possible and I don’t believe it is possible”Castro in 1989
  • “I have a heart of steel,”Castro in 1972
  • “One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates.”Castro in 2003
  • “We do not know anything about this. We, gentlemen, to tell the truth, do not even know what to charge.”Castro in 1990
  • “We have to stick to the facts and, simply put, the socialist camp has collapsed.”Castro in 1991
  • “I’m really happy to reach 80. I never expected it, not least having a neighbour, the greatest power in the world, trying to kill me every day”Castro in 2006
  • “I have concluded – maybe a little late – that speeches must be short,”Castro in 2000
  • “The best thing you can do with this box of cigars is give them to your enemy.”Castro in 1985