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Fidel Castro
(1927-____) born on
Aug 13
Cuban political leader. He led the campaign to overthrow the Batista regime, 1959; prime minister of Cuba 1959-1976; president since 1976.
Men do not shape destiny. Destiny produces the man for the hour.

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past.
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.
I began revolution with 82 men. If I had [to] do it again, I'd 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.
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.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: Speech on the 2nd anniversary of Revolution, Havana, Jan 1961.
A: Speech, Chile, 18 Nov 1971.
N: In "New York Times," 22 Apr 1959.
K: Letter, 19 Dec 1953; in "Diary of the Cuban Revolution, by Carlos Franqui, 1980.

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