আমি আমার দাড়ি কেটে ফেলার কথা ভাবছি না। কারণ, আমি আমার দাড়িতেই অভ্যস্ত এবং আমার দাড়ি আমার দেশের জন্য অনেক অর্থ বহন করে। সুশাসনের জন্য আমরা যেদিন আমাদের অঙ্গীকার পূরণ করতে পারব, সেদিন আমি দাড়ি কাটব।

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আমি অনেক আগেই এ ব্যাপারে উপসংহারে পৌঁছেছি যে ধূমপান ছেড়ে দেওয়ার মধ্য দিয়ে কিউবার জনগণের জন্য আমাকে এই শেষ ত্যাগ স্বীকার করতেই হবে। আমি আসলেই ধূমপানের তেমন অভাব বোধ করি না।

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তামাকে জিইয়ে রাখা মতাদর্শ আর ব্যতিক্রমী মূর্তির (যিশুখ্রিষ্ট) প্রতীকী মতাদর্শের মধ্যে কখনো কোনো তফাত দেখিনি।

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ভাবুন তো, সাম্যবাদের সম্প্রদায় যদি হারিয়ে যাওয়ার উপক্রম হয়, পৃথিবীতে তখন কী হবে...যদি তা সম্ভব হতো এবং আমি মনে করি না যে এটা সম্ভব।

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বিপ্লবের সবচেয়ে বড় উপকার হচ্ছে, আমাদের যৌনকর্মীরাও গ্র্যাজুয়েট

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কিউবার মডেল আমাদের জন্য আর কোনো কাজে আসবে না

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আমি উপলব্ধি করেছি যে আমার সত্যিকারের নিয়তি হচ্ছে যুদ্ধ, যা আমি যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের সঙ্গে করতে যাচ্ছি

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৮০ বছরে পৌঁছাতে পেরে আমি সত্যিই খুশি। আমি তা কখনো আশা করিনি, অন্তত এমন প্রতিবেশী পাওয়ার কথা ভাবিনি, বিশ্বের সবচেয়ে ক্ষমতাধর যে প্রতিবেশী প্রতিদিন আমাকে হত্যার চেষ্টা করেছে।

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আমি হিমালয় দেখিনি কিন্তু শেখ মুজিবকে দেখেছি। ব্যক্তিত্ব এবং সাহসিকতায় তিনিই হিমালয়।

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শেখ মুজিবের মৃত্যুতে বিশ্বের শোষিত মানুষ হারাল তাদের একজন মহান নেতাকে,আমি হারালাম একজন অকৃত্রিম বিশাল হৃদয়ের বন্ধুকে

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আমার নিন্দা করুন। এটা কোনো গুরুত্ব পাবে না। ইতিহাস আমাকে অব্যাহতি দেবে।

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আমি ৮২ জনকে নিয়ে বিপ্লব শুরু করি। তা যদি আমাকে আবার করতে হয়, তবে আমি ১০ বা ১৫ জনকে নিয়ে করব এবং সম্পূর্ণ বিশ্বাস নিয়ে করব। সংখ্যায় আপনি কত কম, সেটা কোনো বিষয় নয়, যদি আপনার বিশ্বাস ও কর্মপরিকল্পনা থাকে।

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Capitalism has neither the capacity, nor the morality, nor the ethics to solve the problems of poverty.

Fidel Castro

Why do some people have to go barefoot so that others can drive luxury cars? Why are some people able to live only 35 years in order that others can live 70 years? Why do some people have to be miserably poor in order that others can be extravagantly rich? I speak for all the children in the world who don't even have a piece of bread.

Fidel Castro

I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action.

Fidel Castro

It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action.

Fidel Castro

The first thing dictators do is finish free press, to establish censorship. There is no doubt that a free press is the first enemy of dictatorship.

Fidel Castro

We must establish a new world order based on justice, on equity, and on peace.

Fidel Castro

Condemn me, it does not matter: history will absolve me.

Fidel Castro

One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates.

Fidel Castro

If surviving assassination attempts were an Olympic event, I would win the gold medal.

Fidel Castro

Ideas do not need weapons.

Fidel Castro

...quality of life lies in knowledge, in culture. Values are what constitute true quality of life, the supreme quality of life, even above food, shelter and clothing.

Fidel Castro

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.

Fidel Castro

I've always considered Christ to be one of the greatest revolutionaries in the history of humanity.

Fidel Castro

There is talk of the failure of socialism, and where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia, and in Latin America?

Fidel Castro

Good athletes do not know what tiredness is. They do not know what discouragement is. Good athletes only know what victory is.

Fidel Castro

All criticism is opposition. All opposition is counter-revolutionary.

Fidel Castro

The universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs.

Fidel Castro

We are not politicians. We made our revolution to get the politicians out.

Fidel Castro

When I was a young boy, my father taught me that to be a good Catholic, I had to confess at church if I ever had impure thoughts about a girl. That very evening, I had to rush to confess my sin. And the next night, and the next. After a week, I decided religion wasn't for me.

Fidel Castro

Nowhere in the world, in no act of genocide, in no war, are so many people killed per minute, per hour and per day as those who are killed by hunger and poverty on our planet.

Fidel Castro

A large percentage of those living in developed societies are told what brand of soda they should drink, what cigarettes they should smoke, what clothes and shoes they should wear, what they should eat and what brand of food they should buy. Their political ideas are supplied in the same way. Every year a trillion dollars is spent on advertising.

Fidel Castro

I am a Marxist-Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life.

Fidel Castro

Men do not shape destiny. Destiny produces the man for the hour.

Fidel Castro

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.

Fidel Castro

The duty of every revolutionary is to make revolution

Fidel Castro

The selection of a Republican candidate for the presidency of this globalized and expansive empire is - and I mean this seriously - the greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been.

Fidel Castro

The percentage of mentally disturbed people in the United States is very high. From the time the American gets up in the morning, he feels as if someone is trying to influence his will in some way: he is a person with a thousand pressures. The Americans live under a great strain ... and have great feelings of frustration.

Fidel Castro

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.

Fidel Castro

I think that a man should not live beyond the age when he begins to deteriorate, when the flame that lighted the brightest moment of his life has weakened.

Fidel Castro

The ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry but they cannot kill ignorance, illnesses, poverty or hunger.

Fidel Castro

We have a theoretical concept of the Revolution which is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.

Fidel Castro

This country is heaven, in the spiritual sense of the word. And I say, we prefer to die in heaven than survive in hell.

Fidel Castro

I’m not attached to anything. I’m attached to what it feels it's my duty, to do my duty. I think that I will die with the boots on.

Fidel Castro

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.

Fidel Castro

We are not only a Latin American nation, we are an Afro-American nation also.

Fidel Castro

I propose the immediate launching of a nuclear strike on the United States. The Cuban people are prepared to sacrifice themselves for the cause of the destruction of imperialism and the victory of world revolution.

Fidel Castro

If people call me Christian, not from the standpoint of religion but from the standpoint of social vision, I declare that I am a Christian.

Fidel Castro

Cuba has the cleanest and most-educated prostitutes in the world.

Fidel Castro

There are enough doctors on the planet so that nobody has to die for lack of attendance.

Fidel Castro

Fellow workers and peasants, this is the socialist and democratic revolution of the working people, with the working people, and for the working people. And for this revolution of the working people, by the working people, and for the working people we are prepared to give our lives.

Fidel Castro

If religious feeling is put in opposition to social change, then it does become an opium, but if it is joined to the struggle for social change then it is a wonderful medicine.

Fidel Castro

The greatest competition of idiocy and ignorance that has ever been.

Fidel Castro

The truth is that after several decades of neoliberalism, the rich are becoming increasingly richer while the poor are both more numerous and increasingly poorer.

Fidel Castro

We need a Nuremberg to put on trial the economic order that they have imposed on us, that every three years kills more men, women and children by hunger and preventable or curable diseases than the death toll in six years of the second world war.

Fidel Castro

I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun.

Fidel Castro

North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.

Fidel Castro

There is not Communism or Marxism, but representative democracy and social justice in a well-planned economy.

Fidel Castro

You Americans keep saying that Cuba is ninety miles from the United States. I say that the United States is ninety miles from Cuba and for us, that is worse.

Fidel Castro

Sorry, I'm still a dialectical materialist.

Fidel Castro

I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.

Fidel Castro

I have reached the conclusion, a bit late perhaps, that speeches should be short.

Fidel Castro

I don't think that the contradictions between capitalism and socialism can be resolved by war. This is no longer the age of the bow and arrow. It's the nuclear age, and war can annihilate us all. The only way to achieve solutions seems to be for the different social systems to coexist.

Fidel Castro

Warfare is a means and not an end. Warfare is a tool of revolutionaries. The important thing is the revolution. The important thing is the revolutionary cause, revolutionary ideas, revolutionary objectives, revolutionary sentiments, revolutionary virtues!

Fidel Castro

No thieves, no traitors, no interventionists! This time the revolution is for real!

Fidel Castro

Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.

Fidel Castro

Forgive me for using the term 'fat little brother'. It is not a criticism, rather a suggestion that he do some exercises and go on a diet, don't you think? I'm doing this for the gentleman's health.

Fidel Castro

My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn't work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious.

Fidel Castro

If there ever was in the history of humanity an enemy who was truly universal, an enemy whose acts and moves trouble the entire world, threaten the entire world, attack the entire world in any way or another, that real and really universal enemy is precisely Yankee imperialism.

Fidel Castro

I am Fidel Castro and we have come to liberate Cuba.

Fidel Castro

Whoever hesitates while waiting for ideas to triumph among the masses before initiating revolutionary action will never be a revolutionary... Humanity will, of course, change; human society will, of course, continue to develop - in spite of men and the errors of men. But that is not a revolutionary attitude.

Fidel Castro

Ideas do not need weapons, to the extent that they can convince the great masses.

Fidel Castro

I was a man who was lucky enough to have discovered a political theory, a man who was caught up in the whirlpool of Cuba's political crisis...; discovering Marxism...was like finding a map in the forest.

Fidel Castro

On birthdays I avoid taking hasty or impulsive measures.

Fidel Castro

Everyone is a poet at 16, but how many are poets at 50? Generally, people seem to get more conservative as they age, but in my case, I seem to have gotten more radical.

Fidel Castro

The revolution has no time for elections. There is no more democratic government in Latin America than the revolutionary government.

Fidel Castro

No government can sell its nation on the backs of its people.

Fidel Castro

U.S. leaders should think that if they are aiding terrorist plans to eliminate Cuban leaders, they themselves will not be safe.

Fidel Castro

Nothing in the world is irreversible, not even capitalism.

Fidel Castro

There is nothing more agreeable than having a place where one can throw on the floor as many cigar butts as one pleases without the subconscious fear of a maid who is waiting like a sentinel to place an ashtray where the ashes are going to fall.

Fidel Castro

We are going to give a little something, a few little years more, to socialism, because socialism is defunct. It dies all by itself. The bad thing is that socialism, being a victim of its... Did I say socialism?

Fidel Castro

Democracy's my idea. I do not agree with communists, my acts prove. Free press in Cuba - free ideas, freedom religion belief.

Fidel Castro

How can we help President Obama?

Fidel Castro

There is no more democratic government than a revolutionary government.

Fidel Castro

I don't think anyone has been slandered more than the Jews. I would say much more than the Muslims. They have been slandered much more than the Muslims because they are blamed and slandered for everything. No one blames the Muslims for anything.

Fidel Castro

So these Red Sox... are they a Communist organization?

Fidel Castro

I promise all Cuban mothers that I will never will make them weep.

Fidel Castro

The societies of consumption and squandering of material resources are incompatible with the idea of economic growth and a clean planet.

Fidel Castro

It would have been the easiest thing in the world for us to build those emplacements under the guise of something totally different and they would have never been discovered. The amazing thing was that they weren't discovered earlier. It was a question of carelessness, lack of foresight.

Fidel Castro

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.

Fidel Castro

The Jews have lived an existence that is much harder than ours. There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust.

Fidel Castro

If we had paused to tell the people that we were Marxist-Leninists while we were on Pico Turquino and not yet strong, it is possible that we would never have been able to descend to the plains.

Fidel Castro

The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history.

Fidel Castro

The revenues of Cuban state-run companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.

Fidel Castro

... If Mr. Kennedy does not like Socialism, we do not like imperialism. We do not like Capitalism.

Fidel Castro

I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage, this man is the Himalayas. I have thus had the experience of witnessing the Himalayas.

Fidel Castro

Repetition is a revolutionary virtue.

Fidel Castro

Were Kennedy not a millionaire, illiterate and ignorant, then he would obviously understand that you cannot revolt against the peasants.

Fidel Castro

Revolutionaries must proclaim their ideas courageously ... and express their intentions so that no one is deceived.

Fidel Castro

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.

Fidel Castro

I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement, but we do not have to say that we are anticommunists just to fawn on foreign powers.

Fidel Castro

In the Third World, there are 1.3 billion poor people. In other words, one out of every three inhabitants lives in poverty.

Fidel Castro

There is nothing that compares to the Holocaust.

Fidel Castro

I never perceived a contradiction in the political revolutionary field between the ideas I maintained and the idea of that symbol, that extraordinary figure who had been so familiar to me since I began to reason.

Fidel Castro

I can assure you that my first and foremost interest is my country. This is not a personal matter. We are not people driven by a wish to be in the government since [it] is for us the least attractive work, even though we are politicians.

Fidel Castro

If someone is responsible, it's me.

Fidel Castro

I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement.

Fidel Castro

I am someone who's been in politics for 43 years and I know what I'm doing and what I should do. Have no doubt that I know how to tell the truth and to do so elegantly.

Fidel Castro

I am not a follower of Moscow, but its victim.

Fidel Castro

Sovereignty is not negotiated in exchange for anything; to maintain the achievements of the revolution does not depend on a foreign power.

Fidel Castro

A smart policy should be one that tends to receive the capitals, pays the price for that capital - which is the interest - returns the capital and in the end the factories, the industries, are left to remain in the country.

Fidel Castro

Today, the entire country is an immense University.

Fidel Castro

The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore.

Fidel Castro

I believe that all of us ought to retire relatively young.

Fidel Castro

I do not conceive of any manifestation of culture, of science, of art, as purposes in themselves. I think the purpose of science and culture is man.

Fidel Castro

Hysterical? Neuractic? I am all that ain't more than juggernaut!

Fidel Castro

The Alliance for Progress is an alliance between one millionaire and many beggars.

Fidel Castro

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

Fidel Castro

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

Fidel Castro