“What an extraordinary people this shall be!  What a people, marching to the beat of all the other peoples in the world! And, moreover, a people who shall, by their example, help many other peoples who are still in the dark, who are still uneducated, who are still being exploited!”.

Speech at the ceremony awarding certificates to 4,000 newly literate persons at Ciudad Deportiva, June 18, 1961