Doroteo Arango Arámbula (5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923), better known as Francisco or "Pancho" Villa, was a Mexican Revolutionary general.
Men will not forget that Pancho Villa was loyal to the cause of the people.
As quoted in Pancho Villa: Rebel of the Mexican Revolution (2006) by Mary Englar
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
As quoted in Famous Last Words : The Ultimate Collection of Finales and Farewells (2004) by Laura Ward and Robert Allen, p. 92
Variant translation: It can't end like this. Tell them I said something.
If I ever catch you again, I will kill you.
Pancho Villa would capture U.S. soldiers and spare them by cutting one of their ears off, and he said these words upon releasing them.
Parral me gusta hasta para morir y quedarme aquí.
I like Parral enough to die and remain here.
When visiting the city of Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua where he was killed years later.
Hated by thousands and loved by millions.
Quotes about Villa
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. ... It is the Revolution, the magical word, the word that is going to hange everything, that is going to bring us immense delight and a quick death.
Octavio Paz, as quoted in Staging Politics in Mexico: The Road to Neoliberalism (2004) by Stuart Alexander Day, p. 38
Tengo el deber de informarle que Pancho Villa se encuentra en todas partes y en ninguna a la vez.
I have the duty to inform you that Pancho Villa is everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
A report from an officer in Venustiano Carranza's army, mentioned in the book ¡Vamonos con Pancho Villa! (2007) by Rafael Muñoz.