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Watch your thoughts- they become words;
Watch your words- they become action;
Watch your actions- they become habits;
Watch your habits- they become character
Watch your character- for it becomes your destiny.
Che- "If my final hour comes under distant skies, my last thoughts will be for these people, and especially you.
Let me say, with the risk of appearing ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by strong feelings of love. It is impossible to think of an authentic revolutionary without this quality. This is perhaps one of the great dramas of a leader; he must combine an impassioned spirit with a cold mind and make painful decisions without flinching. Our Vanguard revolutionaries must idealize their love for the people, for the most hallowed causes and make it one and invisible. They cannot descend with small doses of daily affection, to the terrain where ordinary men put their love in practice. Our every actions a battle cry against imperialism and a battle hymn for the peoples unity against the great enemy of mankind; the USA, wherever death may surprise us, let it be welcome, provided that this, our battle cry, may have reached some receptive ear and another hand may be extended to wield our weapons and other men be ready to intone the funeral dirge with the staccato singing of the machine guns and new battle cries of war and victory."
The Government of Cuba, Council of Minister- Revolution of October 15 1967.
Whereas: The heroic Major Ernesto Guevara died fighting for the liberation of the people of america at the head of the liberation army of Bolivia.
Whereas; The people of Cuba will always remember the extraordinary service rendered by Major Ernesto Guevara, both in our war of liberation and in the consolidation and advancement of our revolution;
Whereas; His conduct embodies the spirit of internationalism which inspires the united struggle of the peoples;
Whereas; His untiring revolutionary activity, which knew no frontiers, his communist thinking and his unbreakable determination to fight until victory or death in defense of the National and Social liberation of the peoples of this hemisphere and against imperialism constitute an example of revolutionary conviction and heroism that shall last forever.
Therefore: The Council of Ministry resolves the following;
First: That for 30 days beginning with the signing of this resolution, the national flag be flown at half-mast, and for 3 days, starting today at 12:00 midnight, all public entertainment be suspended.
Second: that the day of his heroic death in combat be declared a national memorial day, established to that effect the 8th of October as "the Day of the Heroic Guerrilla."
Third: that as many activities be carried out as may be conducive to perpetuating his life and his example of future generations.
Fidel Castro- in memory of Oct. 8, 1967, Plaza de la Revolution.
"To Che and the Heroes who fought and die with him we say. "Ever onward to victory." Therefore, after tonight's impressive ceremony, after this incredible demonstration of multitudinous recognition, incredible for its magnified discipline and spirit of devotion: which demonstrates that our people are a sensitive grateful people, who know how to honor the memory of the brave who die in combat and our people recognize those who serve them; which demonstrates the peoples solidarity with the revolutionary struggle and how these people will cause aloft and mountain ever higher aloft their revolutionary banners and revolutionary principles- in these moments of remembrance let us lift our spirits with optimism in the future with absolute optimism in the final victory of the peoples and say to Che and to the heroes who fought and died with him;
Ever onward to Victory, Patria o Muerte,Venceremos.
Man and Socialism in Cuba 1965 Letter to Carlos Quijano