20 Most Memorable and Famous Fidel Castro Quotes

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With the passing of the late Fidel Castro, SayingImages collects his most memorable quotes to commemorate this historical figure. Leading for half a century and socialist icon and symbol of resistance to the US, it is the passing of an era.

Get to know the legend better with Fidel Castro’s most memorable and famous quotes.

The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters. – Fidel Castro

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I have a heart of steel. – Fidel Castro

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. – Fidel Castro

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I have concluded – maybe a little late – that speeches must be short. – Fidel Castro

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. – Fidel Castro

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I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ. – Fidel Castro

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I am nearing 90. I will soon pass away like everyone else. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of Cuban communists are an evidence that, in case if we work with pathos and dignity, we can produce material and cultural values people need. – Fidel Castro

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No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real! – Fidel Castro

I can assure you that my first and foremost interest is my country. – Fidel Castro

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I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba. – Fidel Castro

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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

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I would not vote for the mayor. It’s not just because he didn’t invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes. – Fidel Castro

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition. – Fidel Castro

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Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away. – Fidel Castro

Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty. – Fidel Castro

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Nothing in the world is irreversible, not even capitalism. – Fidel Castro

It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action. – Fidel Castro

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I became a Communist by studying capitalist political economy, and when I had some understanding of that problem, it actually seemed to me so absurd, so irrational, so inhuman, that I simply began to elaborate on my own formulas for production and distribution. – 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

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Every country must be absolutely free to adopt the type of economic, political and social system that it considers convenient. – Fidel Castro

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