Pancho Villa born Doroteo Arango on June 5, 1878 was a prominent Mexican revolutionary and guerrilla leader who fiercely opposed the regimes of Porfirio Díaz and Victoriano Huerta.
He became an early orphan and was forced into fugitive life following a retaliatory act against an assault on his sister.
In 1910, Pancho Villa joined Francisco Madero’s uprising against Díaz, demonstrating remarkable military and organizational skills despite his lack of formal education.
He was falsely accused by General Huerta and sentenced to death in 1912, which was later commuted to imprisonment by Madero.
After escaping prison and a stint in the United States, he returned to Mexico following Madero’s assassination, forming the famous División del Norte.
Collaborating with Venustiano Carranza, he successfully overthrew Huerta.
Later, due to the fallout with Carranza, Villa fled to the mountains, staging attacks to underline Carranza’s lack of control.
Following Carranza’s overthrow in 1920, Villa agreed to retire from politics in exchange for a pardon and a ranch.
He was assassinated in 1923.
Here are some great quotes from Pancho Villa.
Best Pancho Villa Quotes
Men will not forget that Pancho Villa was loyal to the cause of the people. ~ Pancho Villa.
What would be of the world if we were all generals if we were all capitalists or we were all poor? ~ Pancho Villa.
There can be no dictator without his army. ~ Pancho Villa.
Don’t let it end like this. Tell them I said something. ~ Pancho Villa.
A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot. ~ Pancho Villa.
When the new republic is established, there will be no more army in Mexico. ~ Pancho Villa.
Companions of arms and lords. Do not believe that the one who is going to speak to them is a philosopher, I am a man of people, but you will understand that these men when they speak, speak with the heart. ~ Pancho Villa.
If I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly. ~ Pancho Villa.
The country must be governed by someone who really loves his people and his land, who shares wealth and progress. I have all that, only that I am ignorant. ~ Pancho Villa.
You Americans don’t take off your hats when you come to my headquarters, do you? ~ Pancho Villa.
It is the Revolution, the magical word, the word that is going to hang everything, that is going to bring us immense delight and a quick death. ~ Pancho Villa.
Famous Pancho Villa Quotes
The brutality and uncouthness of many of the revolutionary leaders has not prevented them from becoming popular myths. Villa still gallops through the north, in songs and ballads; Zapata dies at every popular fair. ~ Pancho Villa.
Humble people like me fight for justice and for better luck. ~ Pancho Villa.
[About Politicians] spend their time discussing nonsense and stealing money that belongs to the people. ~ Pancho Villa.
You, sir, have destroyed the revolution. It’s simple: this bunch of dandies have made a fool of you, and this will eventually cost us our necks, yours included. ~ Pancho Villa.
Top Pancho Villa Quotes on Revolution
I am not an educated man. I never had an opportunity to learn anything except how to fight. ~ Pancho Villa.
I, Pancho Villa, was a loyal man that destiny brought the world to fight for the good of the poor and that I will never betray nor forget my duty. ~ Pancho Villa.
It is just that we all aspire to be more, but also that we all make use of our actions. ~ Pancho Villa.
My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly. ~ Pancho Villa.
What else is there for the rich to do, If not to relieve the poor of their misery? ~ Pancho Villa.
Armies are the greatest supports of tyranny. ~ Pancho Villa.
Pancho Villa Quotes in Spanish
La cucaracha, la cucaracha, Ya no quieres caminar, Porque no tienes, Porque le falta, Marihuana que fumar. ~ Pancho Villa.
Primero se usa ésta -decía Pancho señalándose la cabeza- y luego éstos -tomándose los testículos. ~ Pancho Villa.
So these were the 23 top Pancho Villa quotes and sayings.