Revolutionary Quotes from Che Guevara

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, famously known as Che Guevara or just Che was born in 1928 in Rosario. Che Guevara was a doctor, a revolutionary legend, a political leader, an author, a diplomat and a military theorist. This radical leader was also one of the major figures of the Cuban Revolution.

We must carry the war into every corner the enemy happens to carry it: to his home, to his centers of entertainment; a total war. It is necessary to prevent him from having a moment of peace, a quiet moment outside his barracks or even inside; we must attack him wherever he may be, make him feel like a cornered beast wherever he may move
Many will call me an adventurer – and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes
Words that do not match deeds are unimportant
Wealth is far from being within the reach of the masses simply through the process of appropriation
There are no frontiers in this struggle to the death.. A victory for any member against imperialism is our victory, just as any country’s defeat is a defeat for all
The guerrilla fighter needs full help from the people of the area. This is an indispensable condition
Our every action is a battle cry against imperialism, and a battle hymn for the people’s unity against the great enemy of mankind
Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats
Knowledge makes us accountable
In a revolution, one triumphs or dies (if it is a true revolution)
Don’t be afraid, commander, I’ll die by your side!’ The trouble was, I didn’t want to die at all, I’d rather send him to the devil instead. I think that’s what I did in fact
At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality
I have lived magnificent days.
Until the everlasting victory.
One must endure without losing tenderness.
The guerrilla fighter needs full help from the people of the area. This is an indispensable condition.
Cruel Leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man
If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine
Silence is argument carried out by other means
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall
We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it
Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms
Why does the guerrilla fighter fight? We must come to the inevitable conclusion that the guerrilla fighter is a social reformer, that he takes up arms responding to the angry protest of the people against their oppressors, and that he fights in order to change the social system that keeps all his unarmed brothers in ignominy and misery
I am Cuban as well as Argentinean and, if the highly illustrated lordships of Latin America may not feel offended, I feel such a patriotism for Latin America, for any country in Latin America, that in the moment it might be necessary, I would be ready to yield my life for the liberation of any Latin American nation, without asking anybody anything, without demanding anything, without exploiting anyone.

Since his early childhood, Che Guevara suffered from a very serious disease. He was subjected to frequent asthma attacks. Due to his illness, Che Guevara could not attend a regular school. His mother however, taught the primary school lessons at home. During his adolescence, Che Guevara grew up reading books written by famous authors like Lenin, Engels and Marx.

Having suffered from a disease since childhood and wanting to heal leprosy patients, Che Guevara began to study medicine in 1947. After successfully gaining his degree, the legend set out on many medical tours displaying his humanism and anti-imperialism.

Unable to bear the social differences in Latin America, Che Guevara went to Mexico to join the Cuban revolutionaries. The team was lead by Fidel Castro. Although graduated as a doctor, the innovator struggled in his life for the love he had for Latin America. Che Guevara once said “I was born in Argentina; this is no secret for anyone.”


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