Elizabeth I Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Elizabeth I

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Elizabeth I quotes: It is good to jest, but not to make a trade of jesting. It is good to jest, but not to make a trade of jesting.
Elizabeth I quotes: The true sin against the Holy Ghost is ingratitude. The true sin against the Holy Ghost is ingratitude.
Elizabeth I quotes: A meal of bread, cheese and beer constitutes the perfect food. A meal of bread, cheese and beer constitutes the perfect food.
Elizabeth I quotes: Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.
Elizabeth I quotes: Prosperity provideth, but adversity proveth friends. Prosperity provideth, but adversity proveth friends.
Elizabeth I quotes: The past can not be cured. The past can not be cured.
Elizabeth I quotes: Had I been crested, not cloven, my Lords, you had not treated me thus. Had I been crested, not cloven, my Lords, you had not treated me thus.
Elizabeth I quotes: 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. 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.
Elizabeth I quotes: O Fortune, how thy restless, wavering state has fraught with cares my troubled wit! O Fortune, how thy restless, wavering state has fraught with cares my troubled wit!
Elizabeth I quotes: No foteball player be used or suffered within the City of London and the liberties thereof upon pain of imprisonment. No foteball player be used or suffered within the City of London and the liberties thereof upon pain of imprisonment.
Elizabeth I quotes: Semper eadem", always the same... Semper eadem", always the same...
Elizabeth I quotes: [I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin. [I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Elizabeth I quotes: There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God. There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
Elizabeth I quotes: I don't keep a dog and bark myself. I don't keep a dog and bark myself.
Elizabeth I quotes: Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Elizabeth I quotes: Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love.
Elizabeth I quotes: 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.
Elizabeth I quotes: I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception. I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.
Elizabeth I quotes: The end crowneth the work. The end crowneth the work.
Elizabeth I quotes: The word must is not to be used to princes. The word must is not to be used to princes.
Elizabeth I quotes: There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles. There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
Elizabeth I quotes: Young heads take example of the ancient Young heads take example of the ancient
Elizabeth I quotes: The name of a successor is like the tolling of my own death-bell! The name of a successor is like the tolling of my own death-bell!
Elizabeth I quotes: The daughter of debate That still discord doth sow. The daughter of debate That still discord doth sow.
Elizabeth I quotes: If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married. If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.
Elizabeth I quotes: One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without. One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without.
Elizabeth I quotes: For it is monstrous that the feet should direct the head. For it is monstrous that the feet should direct the head.
Elizabeth I quotes: Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst. Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst.
Elizabeth I quotes: All my possessions for a moment of time. All my possessions for a moment of time.
Elizabeth I quotes: Much suspected by me, Nothing proved can be Much suspected by me, Nothing proved can be
Elizabeth I quotes: I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England. I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Elizabeth I quotes: [On being told Mary, Queen of Scots, was taller than she:] Then she is too high, for I myself am neither too high nor too low. [On being told Mary, Queen of Scots, was taller than she:] Then she is too high, for I myself am neither too high nor too low.
Elizabeth I quotes: I have seen many a man turn his gold into smoke, but you are the first who has turned smoke into gold. I have seen many a man turn his gold into smoke, but you are the first who has turned smoke into gold.
Elizabeth I quotes: Men fight wars. Women win them. Men fight wars. Women win them.
Elizabeth I quotes: 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. 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 quotes: They best pass over the world who trip over it quickly; for it is but a bog. If we stop, we sink. They best pass over the world who trip over it quickly; for it is but a bog. If we stop, we sink.
Elizabeth I quotes: God forgive you, but I never can. God forgive you, but I never can.
Elizabeth I quotes: I cannot find it in me to fear a man who took ten years a learning of his alphabet. I cannot find it in me to fear a man who took ten years a learning of his alphabet.
Elizabeth I quotes: 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. 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 quotes: [When opposed by leaders of her Council:] I will make you shorter by the head! [When opposed by leaders of her Council:] I will make you shorter by the head!
Elizabeth I quotes: A good face is the best letter of recommendation. A good face is the best letter of recommendation.
Elizabeth I quotes: Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince. Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince.
Elizabeth I quotes: Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind. Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
Elizabeth I quotes: 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. 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 quotes: Be of good cheer, for you will never want, for the bullet was meant for me, though it hit you. Be of good cheer, for you will never want, for the bullet was meant for me, though it hit you.
Elizabeth I quotes: I am more afraid of making a fault in my Latin than of the Kings of Spain, France, Scotland, the whole House of Guise, and all of their confederates. I am more afraid of making a fault in my Latin than of the Kings of Spain, France, Scotland, the whole House of Guise, and all of their confederates.
Elizabeth I quotes: Princes have big ears which hear far and near. Princes have big ears which hear far and near.
Elizabeth I quotes: I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything. I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
Elizabeth I quotes: I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown. I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
Elizabeth I quotes: I will have but one mistress and no master I will have but one mistress and no master
Elizabeth I quotes: I observe and remain silent. I observe and remain silent.
Elizabeth I quotes: I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children. I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children.
Elizabeth I quotes: It is hard to find beauty in the art of self expression. It is hard to find beauty in the art of self expression.
Elizabeth I quotes: 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. 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.
Elizabeth I quotes: I would not open windows into men's souls. I would not open windows into men's souls.
Elizabeth I quotes: There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue
Elizabeth I quotes: [ellipsis in source] it is true that the world was made in six days, but it was by God, to whose power the infirmity of men isnot to be compared. [ellipsis in source] it is true that the world was made in six days, but it was by God, to whose power the infirmity of men isnot to be compared.
Elizabeth I quotes: Words are leaves, the substance consists of deeds, which are the true fruits of a good tree. Words are leaves, the substance consists of deeds, which are the true fruits of a good tree.
Elizabeth I quotes: Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company. Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.