Ernesto "Che" Guevara
A controversial figure of the 20th Century, Che Guevara grew up in Argentina under the dictatorship of Juan Peron. He studied Marx and became a major revolutionary figure in Latin America, joining with Fidel Castro to establish a communist government in Cuba. Guevara's image is iconic in some leftist circles even today.
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Showing 1 through 9 of 9 quotations by Ernesto "Che" Guevara.
"Silence is argument carried on by other means."
"The monopoly capitalists - even while employing purely empirical methods - weave around art a complicated web which converts it into a willing tool. The superstructure of society ordains the type of art in which the artist has to be educated. Rebels are subdued by its machinery and only rare talents may create their own work. The rest become shameless hacks or are crushed."
"There is no other definition of socialism valid for us than that of the abolition of the exploitation of man by man."
"If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine."
"Where a government has come into power through some form of popular vote, fraudulent or not, and maintains at least an appearance of constitutional legality, the guerrilla outbreak cannot be promoted, since the possibilities of peaceful struggle have not yet been exhausted."
"The amount of poverty and suffering required for the emergence of a Rockefeller, and the amount of depravity that the accumulation of a fortune of such magnitude entails, are left out of the picture, and it is not always possible to make the people in general see this."
"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."
"There are no boundaries in this struggle to the death. We cannot be indifferent to what happens anywhere in the world, for a victory by any country over imperialism is our victory; just as any country's defeat is a defeat for all of us."
"I know you've come to kill me. Shoot, coward, you're only going to kill a man."