Revolution exists in the historical moment.
It requires changing everything that must be changed.
It requires full equality and freedom.
It requires being treated and treating others with human dignity.
It requires emancipating ourselves individually and through our own efforts.
It requires challenging strong, dominant forces both within and beyond the social and national contexts.
It requires defending the values we believe in, paying with any sacrifice required.
It requires to restraint, disinterested, altruistic, solidarity and heroism.
It requires constant struggle with confidence, intelligence and realism.
It means never lying or violating ethical principles because it is the deep conviction that no force in the world is capable of defeating the strength of truth and ideals.
Revolution means unity; it means independence.
It means struggling to achieve our own dreams of justice for Cuba and for the world, forming the basis for our patriotism, our socialism and our internationalism.
FidelCastro, May 1, 2000