Elizabeth I - Quotes

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I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too. ---->>>

I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman. ---->>>

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing. ---->>>

God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them. ---->>>

Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind. ---->>>

I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception. ---->>>

I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.

There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible. ---->>>

I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything. ---->>>

One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without. ---->>>

I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.

I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.

He who placed me in this seat will keep me here. ---->>>

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.

There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God. ---->>>

To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it. ---->>>

God forgive you, but I never can.

God forgive you, but I never can.

I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown. ---->>>

The past cannot be cured. ---->>>

All my possessions for a moment of time. ---->>>

If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all. ---->>>

Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company. ---->>>

Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst. ---->>>

It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted. ---->>>

Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. ---->>>

The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower. ---->>>

A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past. ---->>>

Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word. ---->>>

I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over! ---->>>

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.

A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.

A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.

Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince. ---->>>

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.

Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.

I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children. ---->>>

The end crowneth the work. ---->>>

Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to marry. ---->>>

If we still advise we shall never do. ---->>>

I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive. ---->>>

Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government. ---->>>

The word must is not to be used to princes. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: September 7, 1533
Birthplace:
Die: March 24, 1603
Occupation: Royalty
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Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, his second wife, who was executed two-and-a-half years after Elizabeth's birth (wikipedia)