Inspiring quotes by Imelda Marcos

Top 10 most inspiring quotes by Imelda Marcos

  • The problem of the world today is the people talk on and on about democracy, freedom, justice. But I don’t give a damn about democracy if I am worried about survival.
  • The only rich person is a person who is rich in spirit. I have no money deposit. I have only beauty deposit.
  • They’ve listed my name in the dictionary – ‘Imeldific’ is used to mean ostentatious extravagance… But the truth will prevail.
  • The Reagans were dear friends for many years, even when he was governor of California. Nancy appreciated a lot of Philippine-made things.
  • Filipinos don’t wallow in what is miserable and ugly. They recycle the bad into things of beauty.
  • 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.
  • When they see me holding fish, they can see that I am comfortable with kings as well as with paupers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I always say you can never be extravagant with beauty. Beauty is God made real. Beauty is life.
Imelda Marcos

Imelda Marcos, born on July 2, 1929, is a Filipino politician and socialite who gained international prominence as the wife of Ferdinand Marcos, the tenth President of the Philippines. Imelda Romualdez, as she was known before her marriage, was born in Manila, Philippines. She studied at several schools in the Philippines and later attended St. Paul’s Convent School in Manila, as well as St. Scholastica’s College.

In 1954, Imelda Romualdez met Ferdinand Marcos, who was then a young congressman. They got married a year later and had three children together. Ferdinand Marcos rose to become the President of the Philippines in 1965, and Imelda became the country’s First Lady. During her husband’s presidency, Imelda wielded significant influence and power, both in politics and society.

Imelda Marcos is perhaps best known for her extravagant lifestyle and her collection of shoes, which became a symbol of her excessive spending. She amassed a vast collection of over 3,000 pairs of shoes, which drew international attention and criticism, particularly given the stark poverty faced by many Filipinos.

During her time as First Lady, Imelda Marcos was involved in various cultural and infrastructure projects, including the construction of significant landmarks such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Manila Film Center. However, her regime was also marred by allegations of corruption, human rights abuses, and the suppression of political dissent.

In 1986, Ferdinand Marcos was ousted from power in a popular uprising known as the People Power Revolution. The Marcoses fled to Hawaii, and Imelda faced numerous legal battles and charges related to corruption. She returned to the Philippines in 1991 after her husband’s death and became active in politics once again, serving as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives from 1995 to 1998 and from 2010 to 2019.

Despite the controversies surrounding her, Imelda Marcos remained a significant figure in Philippine politics for many years. Her influence gradually waned, and in the 2019 elections, she failed to secure a seat in Congress. Imelda Marcos’s life and legacy continue to be a subject of debate and fascination in the Philippines and beyond.

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