"Never dress down for the poor. They won't respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Imelda Marcos on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Imelda Marcos on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Imelda Marcos on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Imelda Marcos on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Imelda Marcos on Abraham Lincoln
"I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude."
"People say I'm extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?"
"I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life."
"Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums."
"Filipinos don't wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty."