FAMOUS QUOTE OF ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA

 

 

Discover the most famous quotes and proverbs of Ernesto CHE GUEVARA, Argentine politician and revolutionary symbolizing communist revolutionary movements.


Ernesto CHE GUEVARA  LittleBigDolls Ernesto CHE GUEVARA



 

Above all, always be able to feel in your heart any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.

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Not only am I not moderate, but I will try never to be.

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You have to get tougher, without ever giving up your tenderness.

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Be realistic, ask for the impossible.

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Once the canteen was emptied, walking into the desert became a very difficult task. However, we went there without fear, leaving behind us the barrier that marks the boundary of the city of Chuquicamata. As long as we stayed in the visual field of the local inhabitants, we walked with an athletic step. But then, the immense loneliness of the peeled Andes, the blazing sun that fell on our heads and the poorly distributed weight of even more poorly secured backpacks brought us back to reality. How "heroic" our situation was, as one of the customs officers described it, we knew nothing about it. On the other hand, we began to suspect, and I think rightly so, that the word that best defined should revolve around the adjective "stupid".

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The only thing that matters is the enthusiasm with which the worker will ruin his health in exchange for the few crumbs that ensure his subsistence

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...we boarded the little train that left us in Cuzco after 12 hours of travel. On these types of trains, there is a third class reserved for the Indians of the region. The wagon they occupy is nothing more or less than an Argentine cattle wagon, except that the smell of cow dung is much more pleasant than that of human excrement.

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At the crack of dawn, we met two drunks and played the fabulous birthday act. The technique is as follows:
1) An initial sentence is said loud and clear, such as: "Che, hurry up and stop your nonsense. "The candidate falls into the trap and immediately asks where you come from; you start a conversation.
2) We start to tell our difficulties gently, our eyes lost in the distance.
3) I intervene and ask for the date of the day, someone gives it; Alberto sighs and says: "Say, what a coincidence, it's just been a year today. "The candidate asks for a year of what, we answer him, a year that we have begun our journey.
4) Alberto, much more cheeky than me, sighed deeply and said: "Too bad we're in such a situation, otherwise we could celebrate the event", (he told me this in an apparently confidential tone). The candidate then offers to invite us, but we look embarrassed for a while and explain that we can't return the invitation... that we finally accept.
5) After the first drink, I categorically refuse to have another one and Alberto laughs at me. Our patron gets angry and insists, I refuse again without giving any explanation. Our man persists and, at that moment, I confess to him all confused that in Argentina we are used to drink while eating. The amount of food obviously depends on the client's head, but our technique is well established.

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The next day we went to visit the patients at the small hospital. The people in charge of it perform a discreet but beneficial task. The general condition is disastrous. In a small, half-isolated complex, two-thirds of which are reserved for the sick, the days of these thirty-one convicts pass by, watching their lives pass by as death (at least that is my impression) comes to pass with indifference.

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We have already identified the guerrilla as a man who makes the liberation of the people his own cause; once the peaceful means have been exhausted, he begins the struggle by becoming the armed vanguard of the fighting population. By engaging in combat, the guerrilla already has the objective of destroying an unjust order and the barely veiled objective of replacing it with a new order.

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One of the things that impressed us most, despite its simplicity, was the farewell scene with the patients. Between them, they collected 100.50 sols and gave them to us with a grandiloquent little note. Then, many of them came to say goodbye to us individually; more than one shed tears thanking us for the little life we had given them by shaking their hands, accepting their little gifts or sitting among them to watch a football game. If there is anything that can encourage us to devote ourselves seriously to leprosy one day, it is this affection that patients everywhere show us.

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A new episode of our adventures was beginning. We were used to keeping the attention of the onlookers with our original outfit and the prosaic silhouette of the Poderosa II[N. B. : that's the name of the bike], whose asthmatic breath was pitiful to our hosts, but, in a way, we were the knights of the road. We belonged to the old "wandering" aristocracy and we wore, as a business card, our diplomas that made a huge impression. Now it was over. We were just two tramps with our backpacks and all the mud on the road stuck to our suits, like an aftertaste of our aristocratic condition.

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(...) I am sure that by taking stock of his past life, Valdivia would have found full justification at his death in the simple fact of being the almighty leader of a warrior people. It belonged to this particular type of man, that each race produces from time to time, in whom limitless authority is an unconscious desire. A desire that can go so far as to make natural all the trials it undergoes to achieve it.

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I wouldn't be a man if I didn't like women. But I would not be a revolutionary if, for the love of women, I stopped performing one of my duties, as well as my conjugal duties.

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But beforehand we were invited to a typical Chilean meal, composed of guts and another similar dish, all very spicy and accompanied by an excellent wine in the barrel, i.e. a raw and unfiltered wine. As always, Chilean hospitality dumped us in the middle of a bender.

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I knew that at the moment when the great guiding spirit would strike the enormous blow that would divide humanity into just two antagonistic factions, I would be on the side of the people. And I know, because I see it engraved in the night, that I, the eclectic doctrines dissector and the dogma psychoanalyst, screaming like a possessed man, will storm the barricades or trenches, I will dye my weapon in blood and dig furiously, I will cut the throats of all the defeated who fall into my hands.

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"The future belongs to the people, who, step by step or all at once, will conquer power, here and everywhere on earth.
The problem is that it must become civilized, and this can only be done after taking power, not before. It will only civilize by recognizing the price of its own mistakes, which will be very serious and will cost many innocent lives. Perhaps they will not be so innocent, because they will have committed the enormous sin ~contra natura~ of not being able to adapt. All these victims, all these misfits, you and I for example, will die cursing the power they have helped to establish at the cost of sometimes immense sacrifices. For the revolution, in its impersonal form, will take their lives and use their memory as an example and as an instrument of domestication of the rising youth.

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At the place where we went swimming, there was a couple of fish with a strange shape. The locals call them dolphins and, according to legend, they eat men, rape women and commit a thousand other horrors of this kind. It is said to be a river dolphin that has, among other odd characteristics, a female genitalia fairly close to that of the woman and which the Indians use as a substitute. But they must kill the animal at the end of intercourse, because then there is a contraction of the genital area that prevents the penis from coming out.

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These eleven months devoted to the establishment of our guerrilla group went smoothly and in a bucolic way.

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Without revolution we are only an eternal directed

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Be realistic: ask for the impossible.

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But despite all the differences in customs and idioms that distinguish us from our thin brother from the Andes, there seems to be an international cry, the famous *dale agua* ("you go to strawberries") by which people greeted the appearance of my mid-calf pants, which did not meet the requirements of any fashion at home, but was the legacy of a generous friend of a smaller size than me.

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This common denominator - which we will print in capital letters - serving as a starting point for all those who are concerned about these social phenomena, is MEN'S FAIM; the weariness of being oppressed, persecuted, exploited to the extreme; the weariness of selling one's capacity for work at a vile price from day to day (in the face of the danger of increasing the number of unemployed) so that the maximum profit can be extracted from each human body and be wasted in the luxury of the holders of capital.

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In these conditions of conflict, the oligarchy breaks its own contracts, its own appearance of "democracy", and attacks the people, although it always tries to use the methods of superstructure it has formed for oppression. Then, at that moment, the dilemma of what to do begins to arise again.
We will answer: violence is not the heritage of exploiters, the exploited can use it and even more so, they must use it in its time.

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In the great mine, cold efficiency and helpless resentment are in solidarity, all are united despite the hatred by the common need to live and speculate on the backs of others. We will see if the miner, one day, takes his peak with pleasure to go and poison his lungs, aware of his joy. They say that over there, where the red outbreak that dazzles the world today comes from, they say that's the way it is. I don't know about that.

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My hand was tightened on the trigger of the gun while two phosphorescent eyes, standing out against the shade of the trees, stared at me. As if moved by a feline spring, they rushed forward as the black mass of the body lay on the door. It was an instinctive gesture, all the brakes of intelligence broken. The self-preservation instinct pulled the trigger: the echo of the explosion rang for a moment against the walls and then rushed through the window lit by the lantern, from which we were desperately called. But our timid silence was justified and already anticipated the guardian's stentoric cries and the hysterical moans of his wife lying on Boby's body, their antipathic and grumpy dog.

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"You have to get tougher, without ever giving up your tenderness."

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Well... I have to thank Dr. Bresciani for his toast, other than by a conventional gesture. In the precarious conditions in which we travel, the only recourse we have left to express our affection is the word, and it is by taking it that I wish to express my thanks and those of my travelling companion, to all the staff of the colony who, without knowing us or almost without knowing us, have given us this wonderful proof of affection that the honour of celebrating our anniversary means for us, as if it were the celebration of one of you. But there is more: in a few days' time we will leave the Peruvian territory and these words therefore take on a different meaning, that of a goodbye, in which I would like to express all my ardour to express our gratitude to the people of this whole country, who have not stopped filling us with gifts since our arrival in Tacna.I would like to emphasize another point, a little on the margins of the subject of this toast: although the boundaries of our personalities prevent us from being the spokesperson for this cause, we believe, much more firmly than before, thanks to our journey, that the division of America into uncertain and illusory nationalities is completely fictional. We are a single Métis race that, from Mexico to the Strait of Magellan, has significant ethnographic similes. That is why, trying to escape from any narrow provincialism, I propose a toast to Peru and United America.

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While we were waiting, Fuser prepared the mate and, as always, the smell of the infusion combined with the beauty of the landscape made me want to recap everything we had seen since we had entered Chile: the beauty of the...Andes, the small farms set in the golden setting of the wheat fields, the orchards filled with apples and pears. In contrast to all this, the oppressed huasos, with their miserable clothes - inevitable poncho and frayed hat with wide brim -, riding little horses as famous as the riders themselves and looking for an escape from their misery in the drink.

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"Che, hurry up and stop your nonsense. "The candidate falls into the trap and immediately asks where you come from; you start a conversation.

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Or was Commander Guevara here in 1965? According to some authors, he had been interned in a psychiatric hospital in Cuba, he had collaborated in France with Basque independence fighters, he was in Las Vegas, he had sold military secrets and deserted, he had been murdered during a discussion with Fidel, he was fighting in Vietnam or Santo Domingo...

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I know you're here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you're only going to kill one man.

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I am neither Christ nor a philanthropist; I am the very opposite of Christ.... I try to send the opponent to the ground rather than leave myself on the cross.... Not only am I not moderate, but I will try never to be, and when I see that my sacred fire has turned into a little candle, the least I can do is start throwing up on my own shit. Any large-scale work requires passion and, for the revolution, it requires passion and audacity in large doses.

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Above all, always be able to feel in your heart any injustice committed against anyone, anywhere in the world. It is the most beautiful quality of a revolutionary.

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Many will call me an adventurer, and that I am the one of a different kind: the one who risks his skin to prove his truths.

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The Fatherland or death!

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Be realistic, demand the impossible!

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I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.

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The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated.

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

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

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Every day People straighten up the hair, why not the heart?

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Let the world change you and you can change the world

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

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Many will call me an adventurer, and that I am... only one of a different fate: one who risks his skin to prove his truths.

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

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In our zeal as revolutionists we try to move ahead as fast as possible, clearing the way, but knowing we must draw our sustenance from the mass and that it can advance more rapidly only if we inspire it by our example.

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The beginnings will not be easy; they shall be extremely difficult.

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Now you have the privilege of living in another era and you must be worthy of it.

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Grow up as good revolutionaries.

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Society as a whole must be converted into a gigantic school.

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Each spilt drop of blood, in any country under whose flag one has not been born, is an experience passed on to those who survive,

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This epic before us is going to be written by the hungry Indian masses, the peasants without land, the exploited workers.

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The Cuban Revolution takes up Marx at the point where he himself left science to shoulder his revolutionary rifle.

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Our task is to prevent the present generation, torn asunder by its conflicts, from becoming perverted and from perverting new generations.

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The road is long and full of difficulties.

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On invente une école d'expérimentation artistique, que l'on dit être la définition de la liberté ; mais cette expérimentation" a ses limites, imperceptibles jusqu'à ce qu'il y ait un choc, c'est-à-dire jusqu'à ce que les vrais problèmes d'aliénation individuelle surgissent.

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L'exemple de Cuba est un phare, un guide pour tous les peuples d'Amérique.

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Depuis que le capital monopolistique s'est emparé du monde, il a maintenu la plus grande partie de l'humanité dans la pauvreté, en répartissant tous les profits entre le groupe des pays les plus puissants. Le niveau de vie dans ces pays est fondé sur l'extrême pauvreté de nos pays. Pour élever le niveau de vie des nations sous-développées, nous devons donc lutter contre l'impérialisme.

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La démocratie n'est pas compatible avec l'oligarchie financière, avec la discrimination contre les Noirs et les outrages du Ku Klux Klan.

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Le socialisme ne peut exister sans un changement de conscience entraînant une nouvelle attitude fraternelle envers l'humanité.

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Ceux qui tuent leurs propres enfants et les discriminent quotidiennement à cause de la couleur de leur peau ; ceux qui laissent les meurtriers des Noirs rester libres.

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Le sang du peuple est notre trésor le plus sacré, mais il doit être utilisé afin de sauver plus de sang à l'avenir.

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L'argile de base de notre travail est la jeunesse

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L'afflux de capitaux en provenance des pays développés est la condition préalable à l'établissement d'une dépendance économique.

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Le socialisme est jeune et a fait des erreurs.

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L'homme a encore besoin d'une renaissance spirituelle complète dans son attitude envers son travail, libéré de la pression directe de son environnement social, mais lié à celui-ci par ses nouvelles habitudes.

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Rappelez-vous qu'il reste encore de nombreuses années de lutte à mener, et même si vous êtes une femme, vous devrez faire votre part dans la lutte.

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Quand on nous demande si nous sommes marxistes ou non, notre position est la même que celle d'un physicien ou d'un biologiste quand on nous demande s'il est un "Newtonien" ou un "Pasteurien".

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L'individu atteindra la conscience totale en tant qu'être social, ce qui équivaut à la pleine réalisation en tant que créature humaine, une fois les chaînes de l'aliénation brisées.

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Nous devons nous efforcer chaque jour de faire en sorte que cet amour de l'humanité vivante se transforme en actes concrets, en actes qui servent d'exemple, de force motrice.

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Quels sont nos principaux objectifs ? Nos plus grands objectifs ?

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Nous, révolutionnaires pratiques, initiant notre propre lutte, nous accomplissons simplement les lois prévues par Marx, le scientifique.

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Si le communisme ne s'y intéresse pas aussi, c'est peut-être une méthode de distribution des biens, mais ce ne sera jamais un mode de vie révolutionnaire.

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Il n'y a pas de frontières dans cette lutte à mort.

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Le gouvernement des États-Unis n'est pas le champion de la liberté.

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Le mérite de Marx est qu'il produit soudain un changement qualitatif dans l'histoire de la pensée sociale.

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Partout où la mort peut nous surprendre, qu'elle soit la bienvenue, à condition que ce cri de guerre ait atteint une oreille réceptive.

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Mon marxisme a pris racine et s'est purifié.

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Nous, socialistes, nous sommes plus libres parce que nous sommes plus comblés ; nous sommes plus comblés parce que nous sommes plus libres.

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Tandis qu'une personne meurt chaque jour pendant les huit heures ou plus pendant lesquelles elle fonctionne comme une marchandise, les individus prennent vie par la suite dans leurs créations spirituelles.

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Cuba a été développé comme une sucrerie des États-Unis

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Nous, que l'on appelle poliment les pays " sous-développés ", sommes en réalité des pays coloniaux, semi-coloniaux ou dépendants.

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La plus grande menace de la révolution cubaine est son propre exemple, ses idées révolutionnaires.

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Nous prenons la parole pour mettre le monde en garde contre ce qui se passe en Afrique du Sud. La politique brutale de l'apartheid est appliquée sous les yeux des nations du monde.

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Après l'obtention de mon diplôme, en raison de circonstances spéciales et peut-être aussi de mon caractère, j'ai commencé à voyager à travers l'Amérique, et j'ai fait connaissance avec tout cela.

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Les lois du capitalisme, aveugles et invisibles pour la majorité, agissent sur l'individu sans qu'il y pense.

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Je ne m'intéresse pas au socialisme économique aride. Nous luttons contre la misère, mais nous luttons aussi contre l'aliénation.

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Au risque de paraître ridicule, permettez-moi de dire que le vrai révolutionnaire est guidé par un grand sentiment d'amour. Il est impossible de penser qu'un véritable révolutionnaire n'ait pas cette qualité.

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Je ne suis pas un libérateur. Les libérateurs n'existent pas. Elle existe quand les gens se libèrent.

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Le silence est un argument mené par d'autres moyens.

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Je sais que tu es venu me tuer. Tire, lâche, tu vas seulement tuer un homme.

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Et puis beaucoup de choses sont devenues très claires... nous avons appris parfaitement que la vie d'un seul être humain vaut des millions de fois plus que tous les biens de l'homme le plus riche sur terre.

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Les murs du système éducatif doivent s'effondrer. L'éducation ne devrait pas être un privilège, afin que les enfants de ceux qui ont de l'argent puissent étudier.

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Je me battrai avec toutes les armes à ma portée plutôt que de me laisser clouer sur une croix ou autre.

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Je savais que lorsque le grand esprit guide scindera l'humanité en deux moitiés antagonistes, je serai avec le peuple.

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Par-dessus tout, être toujours capable de ressentir profondément toute injustice commise à l'encontre de quiconque, où que ce soit dans le monde.

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Pour nous, il n'y a pas de définition valable du socialisme autre que l'abolition de l'exploitation d'un être humain par un autre.

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Il n'y a pas de frontières dans cette lutte à mort. Nous ne pouvons rester indifférents à ce qui se passe n'importe où dans le monde, parce qu'une victoire d'un pays sur l'impérialisme est notre victoire, tout comme la défaite d'un pays est une défaite pour nous tous.

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Le vrai révolutionnaire est guidé par de grands sentiments d'amour.

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Je sais maintenant, par une conformité presque fataliste aux faits, que mon destin est de voyager.....