The revenues of Cuban staterun companies are used exclusively for the benefit of the people, to whom they belong.
The revolution is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
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.
North Americans don't understand... that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.
More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure [Jesus Christ].
Those [Anti-Cubans] who attack us [Cubans] don't represent more than a fraction of 1 percent. ... You [the foreign news media] have helped create them.
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.
In the Third World, there are 1.3 billion poor people. In other words, one out of every three inhabitants lives in poverty.
A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past.
As I have said before, 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, illness, poverty or hunger
They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
Condemn me, it does not matter, history will absolve me.
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
In the army of the workers there must be discipline; there must be comradeship, there must be unity; you are the officers of this army, you are the leaders.