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"Tenemos que revolucionar nuestros hábitos, tenemos que ser permanentemente revolucionarios y tenemos que ser revolucionarios dentro de la Revolución; tenemos que superarnos en todo constantemente."

References to the original: AT THE MILITARY PARADE AND THE RALLY HELD ON THE OCCASION OF THE VIII ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION

“The revolutionary are neither pessimistic, nor skeptical. Skeptical has to be the reactionary and the imperialist, because they see that everything is changing against; and the revolutionary see that everything is changing in favor.”
 

References to the original: Speech in the mass rally in honor to General Omar Torrijos, Head of the government of the Republic of Panama held in the 26 de Julio Educational Complex, in Santiago de Cuba, January 12, 1976

"No people become revolutionary by force. Those who sow ideas have no need to suppress the people ever. Weapons in the hands of that same people are used to fight those abroad who try to take away their achievements".

References to the original: Master lecture delivered at the main lecture hall in the Central University of Venezuela

"In my view, it is remarkable about the history of our Revolution that it has resisted all attempts to destroy it, and in this sense, that day in which the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution were founded was truly historical".

References to the original: Speech delivered at an anti-imperialist rally on the 40th Anniversary of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution. Havana, Cuba, September 28, 2000

"What is the ethic of a revolutionary? All revolutionary thinking begins with a bit of ethics; some values acquired from parents, others from teachers, but no one is born with these ideas. No one is born with the gift of speech, either; someone has to teach us to speak. The influence of the family is huge".

References to the original: Speech delivered by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of his admission to University of Havana, in the Aula Magna of the University of Havana, November 17, 2005

"The duty of this new generation of revolutionary men and women is becoming an example of modest leaders, studious and tireless fighters for socialism.  In the barbaric era of consumer societies, to overcome the capitalist production system that fosters and promotes selfish interests among human beings is, no doubt, a difficult challenge".

References to the original: THE CONGRESS DEBATES, April 17, 2011