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Quotes about Man
by Marlene Dietrich

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

Related topics: Forgiveness

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
- Marlene Dietrich

The average man is more interested in a woman who is
interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
- Marlene Dietrich

A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and
a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
- Marlene Dietrich

 

Most women set out to try to change a man,
and when they have changed him they do not like him.
- Marlene Dietrich

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.
- Marlene Dietrich

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

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I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

When you're dead, you're dead.
That's it.
- Marlene Dietrich

I'm worth more dead than alive.
Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am not a myth.
- Marlene Dietrich

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither.
If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
- Marlene Dietrich

I dress for the image.
Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion,
not for men.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

They want you to bring out your intestines.
- Marlene Dietrich

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you
would be there at seven and you get there by nine,
and he or she has not called the police yet -
it's gone.
- Marlene Dietrich

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer
a country worthy of the name,
but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
- Marlene Dietrich

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great
deal of money and being rich.
- Marlene Dietrich

Sex.
In America an obsession.
In other parts of the world a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than
the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
- Marlene Dietrich

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
- Marlene Dietrich

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture.
The only place to see it is in the bullring.
- Marlene Dietrich

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone
recognized wiser than oneself.
- Marlene Dietrich

Grumbling is the death of love.
- Marlene Dietrich

The tears I have cried over Germany have dried.
I have washed my face.
- Marlene Dietrich

Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful,
I just know what to do with them.
- Marlene Dietrich

Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
- Marlene Dietrich

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
- Marlene Dietrich

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- Marlene Dietrich

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic.
In Brazil they throw flowers at you.
In Argentina they throw themselves.
- Marlene Dietrich

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain.
They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
- Marlene Dietrich

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
- Marlene Dietrich

I had no desire to be an film actress,
to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful
with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash.
It was always a big bother to me.
- Marlene Dietrich

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
- Benjamin Franklin

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

Anxiety is love's greatest killer.
It makes one feel as you might
when a drowning man holds unto you.
You want to save him, but you know
he will strangle you with his panic.
- Anais Nin

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl
is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
- Albert Einstein

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
- Francis Bacon

I don't like that man.
I must get to know him better.
- Abraham Lincoln

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

A man too busy to take care of his health is like
a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish Proverb

The man who is dissatisfied with himself, what can he do?
- Henry David Thoreau

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

Happy is the hearing man; unhappy the speaking man.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life consists in what a man is thinking of all day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

No man is a failure who enjoys life.
- William Feather

Habit is habit,
and not to be flung out of the window by any man,
but coaxed down-stairs a step at a time.
- Mark Twain

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

A man who doesn't trust himself
can never really trust anyone else.
- Cardinal De Retz

I hate the giving of the hand
unless the whole man accompanies it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I, with a deeper instinct,
choose a man who compels my strength,
who makes enormous demands on me,
who does not doubt my courage or my toughness,
who does not believe me naive or innocent,
who has the courage to treat me like a woman.
- Anais Nin


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