I don’t believe in courtship.It’s a waste of time. If I love the person, I’ll tell her right away. But for you, I’ll make an exception. Just love me now, and I’ll court you forever.— Ferdinand Marcos
The most fulfilling Ferdinand Marcos quotes to discover and learn by heart
History should not be left to the historians.
Rather, be like Churchill. Make history, and then write it.
I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder?
Some people say the president is incapable of enforcing the law.
Let them say that once more and I will set the tanks on them.
I was reminded as I was reviewing my life, that I have been in too many conflicts, too many wars, political battles, military battles, civil strifes in government. And always one lesson stands out and that is, those whom you fight most passionately often turn out to be your best friends.
Elect me as your congressman today, I promise you an Ilocano president in 20 years.
The challenge to America is to extend to Asia the defensive shield of American power in forms consonant with Asian freedom and self-respect.
Little boys have amazing minds.
The foundation upon which our nation stands is much richer and firmer than the sympathies that may occasionally divide us. And we never know this more truly than in Christmas time. In good times or in bad, under clear skies or under the shadow of uncertainty, the Christmas message is the imperishable one of joy, hope and brotherhood.
We love your adherence to democratic principles and to democratic processes.
There are many things we do not want about the world.
Let us not just mourn them. Let us change them.
History isn't through with me yet.
The permissiveness of society must be balanced with authoritativene ss.
We cannot and we will not negotiate with terrorists.
We have nothing but contempt for them. To conciliate differences with these people without them changing their objectives is to condemn our Republic to ultimate strangulation and death.
I claim the right not to incriminate myself.
It is not a choice of life, it is a choice of death. If this is life, I'd rather die.
Of what good is democracy if it is not for the poor?
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
I have committed many sins in my life.
But stealing money from the government, from the people, is not one of them.
It is easier to run a revolution than a government.
No matter how strong and dedicated a leader may be, he must find root and strength amongst the people. He alone cannot save a nation. He may guide, he may set the tone, he may dedicate himself and risk his life, but only the people may save themselves.