The father of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro , that led the country with an iron fist during five decades, passed away last Friday night. Nine days of mourning were officially declared in Cuba. His death, mourned in the Havana, and celebrated with joy in Miami, triggered numerous reactions all over the world.
Fidel Castro proved during hundreds of interviews and speeches that he had a clear talent for sharp punchlines toward his ennemies. Revolutionary or Dictator? Even if being a controversial leader, he remain without a doubt one of the best orator and “punchliner” of the 20st century.
Here are some of its best quotes picked by YoungDiplomats.
“Condemn me it doesn’t matter , History will absolve me
“There’s no need for other media outlets to report on the address by the president of the United States; just let Bush do the talking. For a country that can read, write and think, no one can make a more eloquent criticism of the empire than Bush himself.'”
Castro Vs George H. W. Bush
“The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.”
“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.”
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.”
“Were Kennedy not a millionaire, illiterate and ignorant, then he would obviously understand that you cannot revolt against the peasants.”
A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating… because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
Castro Vs George W.Bush
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
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.
Men do not shape destiny, Destiny produces the man for the hour.
Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.
No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!