35 Motivational Imelda Marcos Quotes On Success In Life

Imelda Romualdez Marcos is a Filipino politician who was First Lady of the Philippines for 21 years, during which she and her husband are widely believed to have illegally amassed a multi-billion U.S. dollar personal fortune, the bulk of which still remains unrecovered. This Imelda Marcos quotes will motivate you.

Best Imelda Marcos Quotes

  1. “I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  2. “They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  3. “People say I’m extravagant because I want to be surrounded by beauty. But tell me, who wants to be surrounded by garbage?” ~ Imelda Marcos
  4. “Filipinos want beauty. I have to look beautiful so that the poor Filipinos will have a star to look at from their slums.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  5. “If you know how rich you are, you are not rich. But me, I am not aware of the extent of my wealth. That’s how rich we are.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  6. “I really had no great love for shoes. I was a working First Lady; I was always in canvas shoes. I did nurture the shoe industry of the Philippines, and so every time there was a shoe fair, I would receive a pair of shoes as a token of gratitude.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  7. “Doesn’t the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft? In self-defense, anything goes.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  8. “I have never been a material girl. My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  9. “I am beyond logic and rationality.” ~ Imelda Marcos

  10. “Never dress down for the poor. They won’t respect you for it. They want their First Lady to look like a million dollars.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  11. “I do not have 3,000 pairs of shoes, I have 1,060.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  12. “Win or lose, we go shopping after the election.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  13. “It is not expensive to be beautiful. It takes only a little effort to be presentable and beautiful. But it takes some effort. And unfortunately, people think of beauty as luxury, beauty as frivolity, … or extravagance. Beauty is a discipline, beauty is art, is harmony, in the ideological sense, and in the theological sense, beauty is God and love made real. And the ultimate reach in this world is beauty.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  14. “It is shallow people who think beauty is frivolous or excessive. If you are bringing beauty and god, you are enriching the country. Rice feeds the body, books feed the mind, beauty feeds the soul. It is one thing I can really be proud of and stand tall in the world.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  15. “Our opponent [Cory Aquino] does not put on any makeup. She does not have her fingernails manicured. You know gays. They are for beauty. Filipinos who like beauty, love, and God are for Marcos.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  16. “I hate ugliness. You know I’m allergic to ugliness.” ~ Imelda Marcos

  17. “The Marcos era was the golden time for the Philippines. We had the lowest crime rate in the world in Manila and real development then. At last, people are starting to understand this.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  18. “We practically own everything in the Philippines.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  19. “In the material world, where everything is valued, when you commit yourself to God, beauty, and love, it can be mistaken for extravagance.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  20. “They call me corrupt, frivolous. I am not at all privileged. Maybe the only privileged thing is my face. And corrupt? God! I would not look like this if I am corrupt. Some ugliness would settle down on my system.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  21. “My dreams have become puny with the reality my life has become.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  22. “It is terribly important to do certain things, such as wear over embroidered dresses. After all, the mass follows class. Class never follows mass.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  23. “Why should people be afraid that we use a few small pellets of uranium at the nuclear power plant in Bataan? Don’t they know that we’re surrounded by uranium? We have the world’s fourth-largest deposits of uranium. Yes, we’re all radioactive — must be the reason why we have so many faith healers!” ~ Imelda Marcos
  24. “I get so tired listening to one million dollars here, one million dollars there, it’s so petty.” ~ Imelda Marcos

  25. “I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  26. “When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  27. “God is love. I have loved. Therefore, I will go to heaven.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  28. “My husband does not like me to give interviews because I say too much. No talk, no trouble.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  29. “I am my little people’s star and slave. When I go out into the barrios, I get dressed because I know my little people want to see a star. Other presidents’ wives have gone to the barrios wearing house dresses and slippers. That’s not what people want to see. People want someone they can love, someone to set an example.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  30. “They’ve listed my name in the dictionary – ‘Imeldific’ is used to mean ostentatious extravagance… But the truth will prevail.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  31. “Beauty is not extravagance; beauty is life.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  32. “If the shoe fits, buy it.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  33. “Continuous persecution of widows and orphans is a crime. Even the Bible says there is a specific place in hell for those who oppress widows.” ~ Imelda Marcos
  34. “I love everybody. One of the great things about me is that I have a very positive attitude.” ~ Imelda Marcos

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