The Best Che Guevara quotes

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Che Guevara was born in Argentina on June 14, 1928. He was a doctor, Marxist theorist, guerrilla leader, and diplomat. He played a key role in the Cuban Revolution and later served as Minister of Industry. After being captured and executed by the CIA-backed Bolivian military forces, his image became an iconic symbol of rebellion throughout the world. His life has been the subject of numerous books and films.

Here are the strongest Systems, Revolutionary, Life, World, Human Beingsity Love quotes from Che Guevara, and much more.


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About Che Guevara

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14 June 1928

death of the author

9 October 1967

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Cause Of Death:
Execution By Shooting

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Alma Mater:
University Of Buenos Aires

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Author, Guerrilla, Diplomat

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Known For:

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Republic Of Cuba

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Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces National Liberation Army

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Years Of Service:
1955 – 1967

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26Th Of July Movement

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Cuban Revolution Bay Of Pigs Invasion Cuban Missile Crisis Congo Crisis ร‘ancahuazรบ Guerrilla


How is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world I never knew? โ€” Che Guevara

Above all, try always to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary. โ€” Che Guevara

If you have the capacity to tremble with indignation every time that an injustice is committed in the world, then we are comrades. โ€” Che Guevara

Above all, always be capable of feeling deeply any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. โ€” Ernesto Che Guevara

how is it possible to feel nostalgia for a world i never knew Che Guevara quote

Peaceful coexistence cannot be limited to the powerful countries if we want to ensure world peace. โ€” Che Guevara

The world must not only be interpreted, it must be transformed. Man ceases to be the slave and tool of his environment and converts himself into the architect of his own destiny. โ€” Che Guevara

Our youth must always be free, discussing and exchanging ideas concerned with what is happening throughout the entire world. โ€” Che Guevara

Perhaps one day tired of circling the world I’ll return to Argentina and settle in the Andean lakes if not indefinitely then at least for a pause while I shift from one understanding of the world to another. โ€” Che Guevara

Imperialism has been defeated in many partial battles. But it remains a considerable force in the world, and we cannot expect its final defeat save through effort and sacrifice on the part of all of us. โ€” Che Guevara

it s not my fault if reality is marxist Che Guevara quote

How can it be ‘mutually beneficial’ to sell at world market prices the raw materials that cost the underdeveloped countries immeasurable sweat and suffering. โ€” Che Guevara

Let the world change you and you can change the world. (deje el mundo cambiarle y usted puede cambiar el mundo.) โ€” Che Guevara

It’s not my fault if reality is Marxist. โ€” Che Guevara

Because it is the very nature of Imperialism to turn humans into beasts. โ€” Che Guevara


The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth. โ€” Che Guevara

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Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats. โ€” Che Guevara

And then many things became very clearโ€ฆ we learned perfectly that the life of a single human being is worth millions of times more than all the property of the richest man on earth. โ€” Che Guevara

I would rather die standing up to live life on my knees. โ€” Che Guevara

Why was Che Guevara so influential?

Che Guevara was a prominent communist figure in the Cuban Revolution and a guerrilla leader in South America who became a powerful symbol for revolutionary action.

After his execution by the Bolivian army, he was regarded as a martyred hero by generations of leftists, and his image became an icon of leftist radicalism and anti-imperialism


The final hour of colonialism has struck, and millions of inhabitants of Africa, Asia and Latin America rise to meet a new life and demand their unrestricted right to selfโ€“determination. โ€” Che Guevara

A new era will dawn in Africa, when the impoverished masses of a nation rise up to rescue their right to a decent life from the hands of the ruling oligarchies. โ€” Che Guevara

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. โ€” Che Guevara

This is not a story of heroic feats, or merely the narrative of a cynic; at least I do not mean it to be. It is a glimpse of two lives running parallel for a time, with similar hopes and convergent dreams. โ€” Che Guevara

We have to dedicate our efforts to better the life, the time passed by the worker in the industrial plant. That will be one of our main efforts during the next year. โ€” Che Guevara


The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated. โ€” Ernesto Che Guevara

Real revolutionaries adorn themselves on the inside, not on the surface. โ€” Che Guevara

the first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated ernesto Che Guevara quote

The Revolution is made by man, but man must forge his revolutionary spirit from day to day. โ€” Che Guevara

One does not necessarily have to wait for a revolutionary situation: it can be created. โ€” Che Guevara

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We must not return to the practice of hiding our defects so they may not be seen. That would be neither honest nor revolutionary. โ€” Che Guevara

A political event was that I met Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary. He is a young, intelligent guy, very sure of himself and extraordinarily audacious; I think we hit it off well. โ€” Che Guevara

The ultimate and most important revolutionary aspiration: to see human beings liberated from their alienation. โ€” Che Guevara

real revolutionaries adorn themselves on the inside not on the surface Che Guevara quote

A revolutionary must become a cold killing machine motivated by pure hate. We must create the pedagogy of the paredรณn [execution wall]. โ€” Che Guevara


We are overcome by anguish at this illogical moment of humanity. โ€” Che Guevara

I knew that when the great guiding spirit cleaves humanity into two antagonistic halves, I will be with the people. โ€” Che Guevara

I knew that the moment the great governing spirit strikes the blow to divide all humanity into just two opposing factions, I would be on the side of the common people. โ€” Che Guevara

We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity is transformed into actual deeds, into acts that serve as examples, as a moving force. โ€” Che Guevara

we are overcome by anguish at this illogical moment of humanity Che Guevara quote


We are not the ones who create revolutions. It is the imperialist system and its allies, internal allies, the ones who create revolution. โ€” Che Guevara

There is one government with which we keep diplomatic relations, the government of Mexico, with which we have good relations. Our systems are different. We respect their system. โ€” Che Guevara

The walls of the educational system must come down. Education should not be a privilege, so the children of those who have money can study. โ€” Che Guevara

We have taken plants from the capitalist system where the most important thing was to produce, especially in Cuba. โ€” Che Guevara

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. โ€” Che Guevara

We put no condition of any kind to the U.S., we don’t want it to change its system, we don’t want racial discrimination to cease in the U.S., we put no conditions to the establishment of relations. โ€” Che Guevara

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