Che Guevara's Quotes

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Be realistic, demand the impossible!

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 truths.

We cannot be sure of having something to live for unless we are willing to die for it.

I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.

If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine.

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.

I would rather die standing up to live life on my knees.

Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.

Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world.

The best form of saying is being.

Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.

I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.

Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing.

I had a project for my life which involved 10 years of wandering, then some years of medical studies and, if any time was left, the great adventure of physics.

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.

Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. This is the most beautiful quality in a revolutionary.

I would probably have more in common with a whale than with a bourgeois married couple employed at worthy institutions that I would wipe from the face of the earth if it was given to me to do so.

I have a wish. It as a fear as well - that in my end will be my beginning.

The only passion that guides me is for the truth... I look at everything from this point of view.

I am one of those people who believes that the solution to the world's problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.

How easy it is to govern when one follows a system of consulting the will of the people and one holds as the only norm all the actions which contribute to the well being of the people.

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.