Peoples do not defy repression and death, nor do they remain for nights on end protesting energetically, just because of merely formal matters.

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Profession: President
Nationality: Cuban

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The unyielding resistance of the Cuban patriots is symbolized by our 5 Heroes. They shall never back down! They shall never surrender!

I don't think it is so difficult to solve the problems between Cuba and the United States; it all depends on whether there is a dialogue, a discussion, or if the prejudices and hatred of people like the extremists and terrorists from the Cuban community, who try to impose their policies, prevail.

Our Revolution emerged where it was least expected by the empire, in a hemisphere where it was used to acting like an all-powerful master.

The world has not yet reached the point which, in my view, is an essential condition for the survival of our human species: access by all the peoples to the material resources of this planet.

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.

At times, I've referred to Christ's miracles, and have said, 'Well, Christ multiplied the fish and the loaves to feed the people. That is precisely what we want to do with the Revolution and socialism.'

None of us is designed for the role we must assume in a revolutionary society, although Cubans had the privilege of Jose Marti's example.

I neither will aspire to nor will I accept, the position of president of the council of state and commander in chief.

Someday, the capitalist system will disappear in the United States, because no social class system has been eternal. One day, class societies will disappear.

Homeland or death! Socialism or death! We shall overcome!

I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews.

The people of Egypt are an intelligent people with a glorious history who left their mark on civilization.

At the age of 6, a teacher full of ambitions, who taught in the small public school of Biran, convinced my family that I should travel to Santiago de Cuba to accompany my older sister who would enter a highly prestigious convent school. Including me was a skill of that very teacher from the little school in Biran.