Cuban revolutionary icon Fidel Castro died in Havana aged 90, his brother, President Raul Castro, announced on national television.
Pulse.com.gh looks at some of Fidel Castro's memorable quotes that made him an outspoken world leader.
"I began the revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I would do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and a plan of action."
Castro in 1959.
“A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past."
Castro in 196 on the second anniversary of the Cuban revolution.
"With what morality can the [US] leaders talk of human rights in a country where there are millionaires and beggars, where blacks face discrimination, women are prostituted, and great masses of Chicanos, Puerto Ricans and Latin Americans are deprecated, exploited and humiliated?”
Catro in 1978. Speech delivered to the World Communist Youth Conference.
"I reached the conclusion long ago that the one last sacrifice I must make for (Cuban) public health is to stop smoking. I haven't really missed it that much."
Castro in December 1985 upon announcing he had stopped smoking cigars.
"I'm really happy to reach 80. I never expected it, not least having a neighbor, the greatest power in the world, trying to kill me every day"
Castro in 2006 while attending a summit of Latin American presidents in Argentina.
“I reached the conclusion long ago that the one last sacrifice I must make for [Cuban] public health is to stop smoking. I haven't really missed it that much.”
Castro in 1985 upon announcing he had stopped smoking cigars.
“Russia and China know the world’s problems much better than the US because they were obliged to endure the terrible wars imposed on them by fascism’s blind egoism. I have no doubt that they, given their historical traditions and revolutionary experience, will make the greatest effort to avoid war and contribute to the peaceful development of Venezuela, Latin America, Asia and Africa.”
Castro in 2015 in a letter to Venezuelan leader Nicholas Maduro.
“I am nearing 90. I will soon pass away like everyone else. The time will come for all of us, but the ideas of Cuban communists are an evidence that, in case if we work with pathos and dignity, we can produce material and cultural values people need.”
Castro in 2016 at a congress of the Cuban Communist Party.
"Just imagine what would happen in the world if the socialist community were to disappear ... if this were possible and I don't believe it is possible"
Castro in 1989.