65+ Che Guevara Quotes For Inspiration

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A brave fighter who never gave up on challenges in his life. Once during the journey, the conditions of the poor and the sick had shaken him and he decided that he would do everything he could to help them. Che Guevara was a physician, a diplomat, a writer, an adventurer, and above all, a revolutionary. I hope these inspirational Che Guevara Quotes will ignite a fire within you to do great things in life.

Che Guevara Quotes

1. “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.” Che Guevara

2. “Above all, try to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world.” Che Guevara

3. “And then many things became very clear… 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.”  Che Guevara

4. “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.” Che Guevara

5. “Be realistic, demand the impossible!” Che Guevara

6. “Every day you have to fight so that love for humanity can be transformed into concrete deeds, into acts that set an example, that mobilize.” Che Guevara

7. “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.” Che Guevara

8. “I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.”  Che Guevara

9. “I don’t care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.” Che Guevara

10. “If I lose, it will not mean that it was impossible to win.” Che Guevara

11. “Justice remains the tool of a few powerful interests; legal interpretations will continue to be made to suit the convenience of the oppressor powers.” Che Guevara

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12. “Many will call me an adventurer, and that I am…only one of a different sort: one who risks his skin to prove his truths.” Che Guevara

13. “One must endure without losing tenderness.”  Che Guevara

14. “Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.” Che Guevara

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

16. “Silence is argument carried out by other means.” Che Guevara

17. “The basic clay of our work is the youth; we place our hope in it and prepare it to take the banner from our hands.”  Che Guevara

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

19. “The only passion that guides me is for the truth – I look at everything from this point of view.” Che Guevara

20. “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.” Che Guevara

21. “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.” Che Guevara

22. “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.”  Che Guevara

23. “Wealth is far from being within the reach of the masses simply through the process of appropriation.” Che Guevara

24. “Words that do not match deeds are not important.” Che Guevara

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25. “Youth should learn to think and act as a mass. It is criminal to think as individuals!” Che Guevara

26. “A country that does not know how to read and write is easy to deceive.” Che Guevara

27. “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.” Che Guevara

28. “Better to die standing, than to live on your knees.” Che Guevara

29. “Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.” Che Guevara

30. “Democracy cannot consist solely of elections that are nearly always fictitious and managed by rich landowners and professional politicians.” Che Guevara

31. “Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?” Che Guevara

32. “Every person has the truth in his heart. No matter how complicated his circumstances, no matter how others look at him from the outside, and no matter how deep or shallow the truth dwells in his heart, once his heart is pieced with a crystal needle, the truth will gush forth like a geyser.” Che Guevara

33. “Hatred is an element of struggle; relentless hatred of the enemy that impels us over and beyond the natural limitations of man and transforms us into effective, violent, selective, and cold killing machines. Our soldiers must be thus; a people without hatred cannot vanquish a brutal enemy.” Che Guevara

34. “I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.” Che Guevara

35. “I am one of those people who believes that the solution to the world’s problems is to be found behind the Iron Curtain.” Che Guevara

Che Guevara Quotes For Inspiration

36. “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.” Che Guevara

37. “I have a wish. It as a fear as well – that in my end will be my beginning.” Che Guevara

38. “I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.” Che Guevara

39. “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.”

40. “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.” Che Guevara

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

42. “If you tremble indignation at every injustice then you are a comrade of mine.” Che Guevara

43. “It’s a sad thing not to have friends, but it is even sadder not to have enemies.” Che Guevara

44. “It’s not my fault if reality is Marxist” Che Guevara

45. “Let me say, at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.” Che Guevara

46. “Let the world change you and you can change the world” Che Guevara

47. “Let’s be realistic. Let’s do the impossible!” Che Guevara

48. “Live your life not celebrating victories, but overcoming defeats.” Che Guevara

Che Guevara Quotes on Revolution

49. “We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle.”

50. “Man really attains the state of complete humanity when he produces, without being forced by physical need to sell himself as a commodity.” Che Guevara

51. “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 platitudes.” Che Guevara

52. “One has to grow hard but without ever losing tenderness.” Che Guevara

53. “One must have a large dose of humanity, a large dose of a sense of justice and truth in order to avoid dogmatic extremes, cold scholasticism, or an isolation from the masses. 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” Che Guevara

54. “Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing” Che Guevara

55. “Silence is argument carried out by other means.” Che Guevara

56. “Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.” Che Guevara

57. “The ***** is indolent and lazy, and spends his money on frivolities, whereas the European is forward-looking, organized and intelligent.” Che Guevara

58. “The guerrilla fighters should be required to go to bed and get up at fixed hours. Games that have no social function and that hurt the morale of the troops and the consumption of alcoholic drinks should both be prohibited.” Che Guevara

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59. “The question is one of fighting the causes and not just the effects. This revolution is bound to fail if it doesn’t succeed in reaching deep inside them, stirring them right down to the bone, and giving them back their stature as human beings. Otherwise, what’s the use?” Che Guevara

60. “The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.” Che Guevara

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

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

63. “To execute a man we don’t need proof of his guilt. We only need proof that it’s necessary to execute him. It’s that simple.”

64. 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. Che Guevara

65. “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.” Che Guevara

66. “Those who kill their own children and discriminate daily against them because of the color of their skin; those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black population because they demand their legitimate rights as free men – how can those who do this consider themselves guardians of freedom?”

67. “To accomplish much you must first lose everything.”

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