Ernesto 'Che' Guevara


Che Quotes

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arrow   "At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality."
Socialism and Man in Cuba, 1965.
arrow   "I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves."
[submitted by Deanna Rhode].
arrow   "There is no other definition of socialism for us than that of the abolition of the exploitation of man by man."
[submitted by Gustavo Alfonzo].
arrow   "it is not a matter of wishing success to the victim of aggression, but of sharing his fate, one must accompany him to his death or to victory."
Guerrilla Warfare
[submitted by Chris Fertnig].
arrow   "Seamos realistas, realisemos lo imposible!"
[submitted by Jean-Charles Batsalle].
arrow   "In the realm of culture, capitalism has given all that it had to give and nothing remains but the stench of a corpse, today's decadence in art."
Socialism and Man in Cuba, 1965.
arrow   "I am not interested in dry economic socialism. We are fighting against misery, but we are also fighting against alienation. One of the fundamental objectives of Marxism is to remove interest, the factor of individual interest, and gain, from people's psychological motivations. Marx was preoccupied both with economic factors and with their repercussions on the spirit. If communism isn't interested in this too, it may be a method of distributing goods, but it will never be a revolutionary way of life."
[submitted by CyberBrook].
arrow   "Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism...To wield our weapons to intone the funeral dirge with the staccato of the machine guns and new battle cries of war and victory."
[submitted by "Che" Ortiz].
arrow   "I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, coward, you're only going to kill a man."
Oct. 9, 1967.
[submitted by Teresa Percy].
arrow   "No me mandes muchos hombres. Mandame pocos, pero que sean muy buenos." - "Don't send me many men. Send me a few, but let them be very good."
Last message ever written by Che to Fidel Castro, from Bolivia, in answer to Fidel's offer for weapons, equipment, and all the men he needed for the spreading of the revolution throughout South America.
[submitted by Carlos Isoard Freyssinier].


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