Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, commonly known as Fidel Castro, was a Cuban politician and revolutionary who governed the Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008.
Born: August 13, 1926, Birán, Cuba
Died: November 25, 2016, Santiago de Cuba Province, Cuba
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!
A revolution is not a bed of roses.
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
I’ve always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity.
We must establish a new world order based on justice, on equity, and on peace.
If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.
Good athletes do not know what tiredness is. They do not know what discouragement is. Good athletes only know what victory is.
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
Nothing in the world is irreversible, not even capitalism.
Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
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.
The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun.
I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.