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Che Guevara Quotes


Che Guevara Che Guevara has sold more T shirts than he has inspired revolutions such is the irony of the life of this Argentinian revolutionary who was Fidel Castro's closest confidante and an important part of the Cuban revolution. From an early age Che showed his disgust in the political machinations that oppressed the South Americans mostly at the behest of the mutually complicit U.S.A. Capitalist exploitation became his enemy and he first got a taste of activism when he joined the political unrest in Guatemala. A planned meeting with the Castros saw him sold on the idea of liberating Cuba from the Batista regime and they fought a guerilla war for two years until Castro led his army unchallenged into Havana and took the reins of power under wild celebrations of the population. Guevara stayed in Cuba and he lived a humble life as a politician who lived below his means. He wrote books and assisted the people in cultivating an agrarian lifestyle but he was restless, he missed the excitement of the revolution. He resigned his position in 1965 and headed to the Congo to lead a revolution that lacked support so was doomed to failure. From here he went to Bolivia and walked into another unsupported revolution that saw him hunted down and summarily executed by firing squad just two days after his capture. The U.S. then scored a political own goal by publicising images of Che's body that inspired the worldwide legend of the revolutionary who was cut down by oppressive capitalists. The irony of the story is the capitalists then cashed in on his image and the revolution was sold to the counter culturists in the markets of the world, I'm sure poor Che is turning in his Mausoleum at the thought. Still at least Che would be happy he is remembered for many of his memorable quotes, so here is my compilation of sixteen of the best Che Guevara quotes.
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Ernesto Che Guevara
  • Born: 14th June 1928, Rosario, Santa Fe province, Argentina
  • Died: 9th October 1967, La Higuera, Vallegrande, Bolivia
  • Occupation: Revolutionary, doctor and author
  • Famous for: His staunch support of Communist revolution by garnering support of the poorest and the oppressed
  • Myths and legends: His execution has been surrounded by insinuations the Bolivians were acting under orders of the CIA, however it did seal his reputation as the fearless face of revolution that inspired the world
  • Trivia: He was buried in an unmarked grave close to his execution site nearby a Bolivian airstrip and in 1996 his remains were located and identified. His remains were exhumed and sent to Cuba to be interred in the Guevara Mausoleum in Santa Clara

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

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"The last Latin American revolutionary democracy, that of Jacobo Arbenz, failed as a result of the cold premeditated aggression carried out by the United States"

Che Guevara

"I am not interested in dry economic socialism. We are fighting against misery, but we are also fighting against alienation"

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"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"

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"The highest forms of human solidarity and loyalty arise among such lonely and desperate people"

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"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

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"Real revolutionaries adorn themselves on the inside, not on the surface"

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

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"Words that do not match deeds are unimportant"

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"One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness"

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"There are no borders in this struggle to the death"

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"Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats"

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"It's a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies"

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"Be realistic, demand the impossible"

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"Let the world change you and you can change the world"

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"To accomplish much you must first lose everything"

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