A collection of quotes and thoughts by Che Guevara on passion, politics, fall, live, truth, work, battle, die, death, leaders, beautiful, fear, revolution, war, capitalism, socialism, end and beginning.
68 Motivational Che Guevara Quotes For The Revolutionary In You
Che Guevara was a legendary Argentine Marxist revolutionary, guerrilla leader, military theorist, physician, diplomat and author. He worked rigorously for the labefaction of imperialism and the inception of socialism. His pertinacious work made him the counter-cultural symbol of revolution and rebellion. The disdainful living conditions of the poor and their hardships distressed Guevara. It was his early expeditions that left a deep impact on him and propelled the emotions of anger and resentment which caused rebellion and revolution. He is known to have played crucial role in the ‘Cuban Revolution’. He has also been the man behind the stupendous increase in the literacy rate of Cuba that rose to 96% from 60%. Let us scroll through some of the most notable thoughts and opinions that the revered politician expressed through his writings, speeches, books, works and life. Following are some of the most famous and inspiring quotes and thoughts by Che Guevara.
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.
We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.
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.
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?
I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.
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 could become very rich in Guatemala but by the low method of ratifying my title, opening a clinic, and specialising in allergies. To do that would be the most horrible betrayal of the two 'I's' struggling inside me: the socialist and the traveller.
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.
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.
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.
The guerrilla fighters should be required to go to bed and get up at fixed hours. Games that have no social function and that hurt the morale of the troops and the consumption of alcoholic drinks should both be prohibited.
My nostrils dilate while savoring the acrid odor of gunpowder and blood… Crazy with fury I will stain my rifle red while slaughtering any surrendered enemy that falls in my hands! With the deaths of my enemies I prepare my being for the sacred fight and join the triumphant proletariat with a bestial howl!
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.
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.