Elizabeth I Quotes

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I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman. -Elizabeth I
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head. -Elizabeth I
There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God. -Elizabeth I
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states. -Elizabeth I
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married. -Elizabeth I
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested. -Elizabeth I
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts. -Elizabeth I
There is an Italian proverb which saith, From my enemy let me defend myself; but from a pretensed friend Lord deliver me -Elizabeth I
Chastity is the ermine of woman's soul. -Elizabeth I
I would not open windows into men's souls. -Elizabeth I
Men fight wars. Women win them. -Elizabeth I
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. -Elizabeth I
I may not be a lion,but I am lions cub and I have lion's heart -Elizabeth I
Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself. -Elizabeth I
Princes have big ears which hear far and near. -Elizabeth I
I cannot find it in me to fear a man who took ten years a learning of his alphabet. -Elizabeth I
It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted. -Elizabeth I
Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company. -Elizabeth I
No foteball player be used or suffered within the City of London and the liberties thereof upon pain of imprisonment. -Elizabeth I
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. -Elizabeth I
I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception. -Elizabeth I
Words are leaves, the substance consists of deeds, which are the true fruits of a good tree. -Elizabeth I
Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. -Elizabeth I
I have seen many a man turn his gold into smoke, but you are the first who has turned smoke into gold. -Elizabeth I
The true sin against the Holy Ghost is ingratitude. -Elizabeth I
Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind. -Elizabeth I
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. -Elizabeth I
[When opposed by leaders of her Council:] I will make you shorter by the head! -Elizabeth I
Be always faithful to me, as I always desire to keep you in peace; and if there have been wiser kings, none has ever loved you more than I have. -Elizabeth I
I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive. -Elizabeth I
It is monstrous that the feet should direct the head. -Elizabeth I
Mr. Doctor, that loose gown becomes you so well I wonder your notions should be so narrow. -Elizabeth I
There is small disproportion betwixt a fool who useth not wit because he hath it not and him that useth it not when it should avail him. -Elizabeth I
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