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Fidel Castro Quotes That Inspired Change

  • Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro

    Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Published 25 November 2017

The revolutionary icon was an important statesman and internationalist who fought capitalism and imperialism for over five decades.

It's been one year since legendary leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro, died at the age of 90, leaving a great legacy for the Caribbean country, Latin America and world.

The revolutionary icon, one of the left's most revered leaders, was an important statesman and internationalist who fought capitalism and imperialism for over five decades.

His powerful speeches inpsired millions around the world who will undoubtedly continue the struggle to build a more just, sustainable and peaceful world. Here are some of his most powerful words.

"Condemn me. It does not matter. History will absolve me."

"I have a moral vest (...) that has always protected me."

“No weapon, no violence can vanquish the people once they are determined to win back their rights.”

“We were born in a free country that our parents bequeathed to us, and the Island will first sink into the sea before we consent to be the slaves of anyone.”

“Not even the dead can rest in peace in an oppressed country.”

"Hugo Chavez was the best friend I ever had."

“I’ve made mistakes, but neither strategic, just tactical. I have no atom repentance for what we have done in our country.”

“All enemies can be defeated.”

"To be internationalist is to pay off our own debt to humanity. Whoever is not able to fight for others will never be able to fight for himself."

“Ideas do not need weapons, to the extent that they can convince the great masses.”

“People are often told about democracy by those who deny it on their own soil.”

"Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problem of poverty."

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