"To be completely woman you need a master, and in him a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long."
"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."Marlene Dietrich on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Marlene Dietrich on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Marlene Dietrich 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."Marlene Dietrich on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Marlene Dietrich on Abraham Lincoln
"Most women set out to try to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him."
"Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is in the bullring."
"When you're dead, you're dead. That's it."
"Grumbling is the death of love."
"Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast."