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The first commandment for every good explorer is that an expedition has two points: the point of departure and the point of arrival. If your intention is to make the second theoretical point coincide with the actual point of arrival, don't think about the means -- because the journey is a virtual space that finishes when it finishes, and there are as many means as there are different ways of 'finishing.' That is to say, the means are endless.
The ultimate and most important revolutionary aspiration: to see human beings liberated from their alienation.
The only passion that guides me is for the truth... I look at everything from this point of view.
The state sometimes makes mistakes. When one of these mistakes occurs, a decline in collective enthusiasm is reflected by a resulting quantitative decrease of the contribution of each individual, each of the elements forming the whole of the masses. Work is so paralysed that insignificant quantities are produced. It is time to make a correction.
What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two: melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land.
If any person has a good word for the previous government that is good enough for me to have him shot.
We travel just to travel.
Judge me if you will, we are all going to die one day. I intend to deserve it.
We should not go to the [poor countries] and say: 'We come to ... teach you our science, to show you your errors.' ... We should go instead with an inquiring mind and a humble spirit to learn [from] these people.
The world must not only be interpreted, it must be transformed. Man ceases to be the slave and tool of his environment and converts himself into the architect of his own destiny.
Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. - Che Guevara
The merit of Marx is that he suddenly produces a qualitative change in the history of social thought. He interprets history, understands its dynamic, predicts the future, but in addition to predicting it (which would satisfy his scientific obligation), he expresses a revolutionary concept: the world must not only be interpreted, it must be transformed. Man ceases to be the slave and tool of his environment and converts himself into the architect of his own destiny.
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.
Let's be realistic. Let's do the impossible!
The peasant must always be helped technically, economically, morally and culturally. The guerrilla fighter will be a sort of guiding angel who has fallen into the zone, helping the poor always and bothering the rich as little as possible in the first phases of the war.
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.
Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.
The ***** is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.
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.
It is important to emphasize that guerrilla warfare is a war of the masses, a war of the people. The guerrilla band is an armed nucleus, the fighting vanguard of the people. It draws its great force from the mass of the people themselves.
The negro is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations.
Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing.
If you tremble with indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.
I am one of those people who believes that the solution to the world's problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.
If I lose, it will not mean that it was impossible to win. - Che Guevara
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.
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.
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.
In a revolution, one triumphs or dies.
The best form of saying is being.
It is unnecessary to say that Fidel Castro possesses the high qualities of a fighter and statesman: our path, our struggle, and our triumph we owed to his vision.
Democracy is not compatible with financial oligarchy.
It's not my fault if reality is Marxist
One must endure without losing tenderness.
To execute a man we don't need proof of his guilt. We only need proof that it's necessary to execute him. It's that simple.
I would rather die standing up to live life on my knees.
In a revolution one wins or dies, if it is a real one
Let the world change you and you can change the world. - Che Guevara
A country that does not know how to read and write is easy to deceive.
War is always a struggle in which each contender tries to annihilate the other. Besides using force, they will have recourse to all possible tricks and stratagems to achieve the goal.
If you have the capacity to tremble with indignation every time that an injustice is committed in the world, then we are comrades.
match deeds are not important.
One must have a large dose of humanity, a large dose of a sense of justice and truth in order to avoid dogmatic extremes, cold scholasticism, or an isolation from the masses. We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity is transformed into actual deeds, into acts that serve as examples, as a moving force.
I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.
I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.
To accomplish much you must first lose everything.
We must bear in mind that imperialism is a world system, the last stage of capitalism-and it must be defeated in a world confrontation. The strategic end of this struggle should be the destruction of imperialism. Our share, the responsibility of the exploited and underdeveloped of the world, is to eliminate the foundations of imperialism: our oppressed nations, from where they extract capital, raw materials, technicians, and cheap labor, and to which they export new capital-instruments of domination-arms and all kinds of articles, thus submerging us in an absolute dependence.
Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?
Those who kill their own children and discriminate daily against them because of the color of their skin; those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black population because they demand their legitimate rights as free men - how can those who do this consider themselves guardians of freedom?
Youth should learn to think and act as a mass. It is criminal to think as individuals!
We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle. - Che Guevara
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.
Above all, try always to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.
The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated.
Be realistic, demand the impossible!
Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians.
The true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
If you can find ways without any obstacles, it probably leads nowhere.
Every person has the truth in his heart. No matter how complicated his circumstances, no matter how others look at him from the outside, and no matter how deep or shallow the truth dwells in his heart, once his heart is pieced with a crystal needle, the truth will gush forth like a geyser.
Chess is an effective means to educate and train the human intellect.
It's a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies.
Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.
Better to die standing, than to live on your knees.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. - Che Guevara
We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.
Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel..
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
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.
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.
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.
The socialist countries have the moral duty of liquidating their tacit complicity with the exploiting countries of the West.
Blind hate against the enemy creates a forceful impulse that cracks the boundaries of natural human limitations, transforming the soldier in an effective, selective and cold killing machine. A people without hate cannot triumph against the adversary.
Each spilt drop of blood, in any country under whose flag one has not been born, is an experience passed on to those who survive, to be added later to the liberation struggle of his own country. And each nation liberated is a phase won in the battle for the liberation of one's own country.
Once again I feel beneath my heels the ribs of Rocinante. Once more, I'm on the road with my shield on my arm.
The blacks, those magnificent examples of the African race who have conserved their racial purity by a lack of affinity with washing, have seen their patch invaded by a different kind of slave: The Portuguese. the black is indolent and fanciful, he spends his money on frivolity and drink; the European comes from a tradition of working and saving which follows him to this corner of America and drives him to get ahead.
Its tall chimneys throw up black smoke, impregnating everything with soot, and the miners' faces as they traveled the streets were also imbued with that ancient melancholy of smoke, unifying everything with its grayish monotones, a perfect coupling with the gray mountain days.
I also know - and this won't alter the course of history or your personal view of me - that you will die with a clenched fist and a tense jaw, the epitome of hatred and struggle, because you are not a symbol (some inanimate example) but a genuine member of the society to be destroyed; the spirit of the beehive speaks through your mouth and motivates your actions. You are as useful as I am, but you are not aware of how useful your contribution is to the society that sacrifices you.
Peaceful coexistence cannot be limited to the powerful countries if we want to ensure world peace.
It is not necessary to wait until all conditions for making revolution exist; the insurrection can create them.
In fact, if Christ himself stood in my way, I, like Nietzsche, would not hesitate to squish him like a worm.