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45 Che Guevara Quotes: The Most Misunderstood Adventurer of All Time

by Louise W. Rice

Ernesto “Che” Guevara was so many things — an author, a diplomat, physician, adventurer, and, most of all, a revolutionary. When he was traveling through South America, the sights of poverty and disease he had seen deeply affected him. Che Guevara carried those images with him his entire life and always felt that there was more he could do to help.

To this day, Che Guevara has remained one of the most polarizing figures in modern history. So to honor this brave fighter’s legacy, here are the best Che Guevara quotes to help spark the inner rebel in you.

Best 45 Che Guevara Quotes

Inspirational Che Guevara Quotes

#1. “Let the world change you, and you can change the world.”

#2. “If you can find ways without any obstacles, it probably leads nowhere.”

#3. “The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.”

#4. “Be realistic, demand the impossible!”

#5. “The only passion that guides me is for the truth. I look at everything from this point of view.”

#6. “You can live by your own rules.”

#7. “The best form of saying is being.”

#8. “Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.”

#9. “Every person has the truth in his heart. No matter how complicated his circumstances, no matter how others look at him from the outside, and no matter how deep or shallow the truth dwells in his heart, once his heart is pierced with a crystal needle, the truth will gush forth like a geyser.”

#10. “Live your life not celebrating victories but overcoming defeats.”

#11. “Words that do not match deeds are unimportant.”

#12. “One must endure without losing tenderness.”

#13. “Above all, try to be able to feel deeply any injustice committed against any person in any part of the world.”

Revolutionary Che Guevara Quotes

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

#15. “Silence is argument carried out by other means.”

#16. “At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that a great feeling of love guides a true revolutionary. It is impossible to think of a genuine revolutionary lacking this quality.”

#17. “Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.”

#18. “The first duty of a revolutionary is to be educated.”

#19. “Remember that the revolution is what is important, and each one of us, alone, is worth nothing.”

#20. “Real revolutionaries adorn themselves on the inside, not on the surface.”

#21. “I am not a liberator. Liberators do not exist. The people liberate themselves.”

#22. “The revolution is made through human beings, but individuals must forge their revolutionary spirit day by day.”

#23. “Passion is needed for any great work, and for the revolution, passion and audacity are required in big doses.”

Idealistic Che Guevara Quotes

#24. “I finally felt myself lifted definitively away on the winds of adventure toward worlds I envisaged would be stranger than they were, into situations I imagined would be much more normal than they turned out to be.”

#25. “If I lose, it will not mean that it was impossible to win.”

#26. “Peaceful coexistence cannot be limited to powerful countries if we want to ensure world peace.”

#27. “The world must not only be interpreted, but it must also be transformed. Man ceases to be the slave and tool of his environment and converts himself into the architect of his own destiny.”

#28. “I now know, by almost fatalistic conformity with the facts, that my destiny is to travel.”

#29. “The walls of the educational system must come down. Education should not be a privilege so the children of those who have money can study.”

#30. “Many will call me an adventurer and that I am only one of a different sort — one who risks his skin to prove his truths.”

#31. “What do we leave behind when we cross each frontier? Each moment seems split in two — melancholy for what was left behind and the excitement of entering a new land.”

#32. “I had a project for my life which involved ten years of wandering, then some years of medical studies, and, if any time was left, the great adventure of physics.”

#33. “I knew that the moment the great governing spirit strikes the blow to divide all humanity into just two opposing factions, I would be on the side of the common people.”

Heroic Che Guevara Quotes

#34. “Better to die standing than to live on your knees.”

#35. “You gotta fight for every breath and tell death to go to hell.”

#36. “I have a wish. It is a fear as well — that in my end will be my beginning.”

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

#38. “I will fight with all the weapons within my reach rather than let myself be nailed to a cross.”

#39. “I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward! You are only going to kill one man.”

#40. “Those who kill their own children and discriminate daily against them because of the color of their skin; those who let the murderers of blacks remain free, protecting them, and furthermore punishing the black population because they demand their legitimate rights as free men — how can those who do this consider themselves guardians of freedom?”

#41. “In a revolution, one triumphs or dies.”

#42. “To accomplish much, you must first lose everything.”

#43. “We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without a struggle.”

#44. “I don’t care if I fall, as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.”

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

To Conclude

A true visionary, a man ahead of his time Ernesto “Che” Guevara has helped countless people and touched numerous lives. Since the first moment he spoke of the injustice he had seen, Che Guevara has become a trailblazer.

Hopefully, I’ve done my part, and these Che Guevara quotes will help immortalize the icon that he is.

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