Frank Sinatra’s 11 Greatest Quotes

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Frank Sinatra was about much more than bedding multitudes of Hollywood starlets, hanging out with the mob, and drinking Jack Daniels by the liter. Granted, all three of those things make him extremely cool. Frank was an important man who wielded his power for good. A supporter of civil rights, he made sure Motown acts were allowed to perform in Vegas and would never stay at a hotel where his dear friend Sammy Davis Jr. wasn’t welcome. There’s also the matter of him playing a huge part in getting JFK elected President. His popularity was so high at the time that even political experts would agree that Frank played a role in the Kennedy victory.

Frank was a smart man so if I read a quote of his I take it seriously and Lord knows he’s had some good ones. I think every man in today’s society could benefit from a little Frank Sinatra wisdom, so below are some of his best quotes. Try and learn a thing or two about life and love from the Chairman of the Board.

Frank Sinatra looking casual at Liederkranz Hall, New York. Circa1947

Frank Sinatra looking casual at Liederkranz Hall, New York. Circa 1947

  • “I’m supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I’ve flunked more often than not. I’m very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don’t understand them.”
  • “The best revenge is massive success.”
  • “You gotta love livin’, baby, ’cause dyin’ is a pain in the ass.”
  • “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy but the bible says love your enemy.”
  • “I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family, and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.”
  • “I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn’t be a staring contest.”
  • “People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it.”
  • “I’m not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I’m not looking for the secret to life. I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.”
  • “You treat a lady like a dame and a dame like a lady.”
  • “Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniels.”
  • “The best revenge is massive success.”
Frank Sinatra in the 1957 trailer for the film Pal Joey.

Frank Sinatra in the 1957 trailer for the film Pal Joey.

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