100 Best Queen Elizabeth I Quotes To Brush Up On Your History

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Queen Elizabeth I was famous for introducing Protestantism in Britain and being victorious against the Spanish, thus bringing forth peace.

It is difficult to comment on whether she was a good queen, but she was admired by all for her skills. However she had no children to continue her legacy.

These Queen Elizabeth I quotes include Elizabeth I of England quotes, Tudor quotes, and famous queen quotes. Queen Elizabeth 1 quote also has both quotes about Elizabeth I and quotes by Queen Elizabeth I. These famous queen Elizabeth I quotes are famous history quotes which must be read by all.

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Leadership Quotes

Here is a list of Queen Elizabeth I quotes which shows how the woman ruled over the Lord-ship.

1. "There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

2. "I do consider a multitude doth make rather discord and confusion than good counsel."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

3. "In the end, this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

4. "Fortune sometimes doth conquer king

And rules and reigns on earth and earthly things."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

5. "Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

6. "Young heads take example of the ancient."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

7. "I observe and remain silent."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

8. "I have no desire to make windows into mens souls."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

9. "Is it most true that at this day I stand free from any other meaning that either I have had in times past or have at this present."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

10. "We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

11. "I freeze and yet am burned,

Since from myself another self I turned."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

12. "Is there any cause I should alienate myself from being careful over this country? Is not my kingdom here?"

- Queen Elizabeth I.

13. "It is hard to find beauty in the art of self expression."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

14. "My Lords, do whatever you wish. As for me, I shall do no otherwise than pleases me."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

15. "Much suspected by me, Nothing proved can be."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

16. "Chastity is the ermine of woman's soul."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

17. "I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

18. "Though I be a woman yet I have as good a courage answerable to my place as ever my father had."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

19. "I shall desire you all, my lords,...to be assistant to me that I, with my ruling, and you with your service, may make a good account to Almighty God and leave some comfort to our posterity on earth."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

20. "Words are leaves, the substance consists of deeds, which are the true fruits of a good tree."

- Queen Elizabeth I.

War Quotes

Elizabeth I quotes are motivational to read.

Elizabeth I used heart and mind alike during wars. Keep reading these Elizabeth I quotes.

21. "Men fight wars. Women win them."

- Elizabeth I.

22. "We have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery."

- Elizabeth I.

23. "There is an Italian proverb which saith, From my enemy let me defend myself; but from a pretensed friend Lord deliver me."

- Elizabeth I.

24. "Hang Irish harpers wherever found."

- Elizabeth I.

25. "The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower."

- Elizabeth I.

26. "Be of good cheer, for you will never want, for the bullet was meant for me, though it hit you."

- Elizabeth I.

27. "I would not have my sheep branded with any other mark than my own, or follow the whistle of a strange shepherd."

- Elizabeth I.

28. "Who seeketh two strings to one bow, they may shoot strong, but never straight."

- Elizabeth I.

29. "By your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over those enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people."

- Elizabeth I.

30. "It is good to jest, but not to make a trade of jesting."

- Elizabeth I.

31. "Rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field."

- Elizabeth I.

32. "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.

33. "If we still advise we shall never do."

- Elizabeth I.

34. "For, what is a family without a steward, a ship without a pilot, a flock without a shepherd, a body without a head, the same, I think, is a kingdom without the health and safety of a good monarch."

- Elizabeth I.

35. "In the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all..."

- Elizabeth I.

36. "If he be rough, I shall take the trouble to be just as troublesome and offensive to him as I can."

- Elizabeth I.

37. "The daughter of debate that still discord doth sow."

- Elizabeth I.

38. "My royal rank causes me to doubt whether my kingdom is not more sought after than myself..."

- Elizabeth I.

39. "Eyes of youth have sharp sight but commonly not so deep as those of elder age."

- Elizabeth I.

40. "There is nothing in the world I hold in greater horror than to see a body moving against its head."

- Elizabeth I.

Quotes About Life And Death

Elizabeth I quotes impart wisdom on life and shows nothing is everlasting.

41. "Though after my death you may have many stepdames, yet shall you never have a more natural mother unto you all."

- Elizabeth I.

42. “For I am soft and made of melting snow."

- Elizabeth I.

43. "When we hang on to resentments, we poison ourselves. As compulsive overeaters, we cannot afford resentment, since it exacerbates our disease."

- Elizabeth I.

44. "As for my own part I care not for death, for all men are mortal."

- Elizabeth I.

45. "Those who touch the sceptres of princes deserve no pity."

- Elizabeth I.

46. "My care is like my shadow in the sun, follows me flying, flies when I pursue it, stands and lies by me, doth what I have done."

- Elizabeth I.

47. "I will make you shorter by the head."

- Elizabeth I.

48. "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.

49. "Let me or float or sink, be high or low.

Or let me live with some more sweet content,

Or die and so forget what love ere meant."

- Elizabeth I.

50. "A good face is the best letter of recommendation."

- Elizabeth I.

51. "Let tyrants fear, I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects."

- Elizabeth I.

52. "Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst."

- Elizabeth I.

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

- Elizabeth I.

54. "Prosperity provideth, but adversity proveth friends."

- Elizabeth I.

55. "Would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown."

- Elizabeth I.

56. "The use of sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any people or private persons, forasmuch as neither nature nor public use and custom permit any possession thereof."

- Elizabeth I.

57. "The name of a successor is like the tolling of my own death-bell!"

- Elizabeth I.

58. "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."

- Elizabeth I.

59. "I regret the unhappiness of princes who are slaves to forms and fettered by caution."

- Elizabeth I.

60. "I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people."

- Elizabeth I.

Religious Quotes

Elizabeth I quotes show her religious beliefs.

These Elizabeth I quotes are a compilation of her religious views over the years.

61. "Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my crown: That I have reigned with your loves."

- Elizabeth I.

62. “And therefore I am come amongst you at this time...to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honour and my blood, even the dust.”

- Elizabeth I.

63. "I thank God I am endued with such qualities that if I were turned out of the Realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom."

- Elizabeth I.

64. “He who placed me in this seat will keep me here.”

- Elizabeth I.

65. "These wretched babies don't come until they are ready."

- Elizabeth I.

66. “There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.”

- Elizabeth I.

67. "He that will forget God, will also forget his benefactors."

- Elizabeth I.

68. “I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.”

- Elizabeth I.

69. "If our web be framed with rotten handles, when our loom is well nigh done, our work is new to begin. God send the weaver true prentices again, and let them be denizens."

- Elizabeth I.

70. "God forgive you, but I never can."

- Elizabeth I.

71. "If you do not immediately comply with my request I will unfrock you by God!"

- Elizabeth I.

72. "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."

- Elizabeth I.

73. "The true sin against the Holy Ghost is ingratitude."

- Elizabeth I.

74. "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.

75. "Let tyrants fear, I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects."

- Elizabeth I.

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

- Elizabeth I.

77. "I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive."

- Elizabeth I.

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

- Elizabeth I.

79. " 'Twas God the word that spake it, He took the Bread and brake it; And what the word did make it That I believe, and take it."

- Elizabeth I.

80. "We certainly think that if God ever direct our hearts to consideration of marriage we shall never accept or choose any absent husband how powerful and wealthy a Prince soever."

- Elizabeth I.

Inspirational Quotes

Here is a list of Elizabeth I quotes to push you through the years of your life.

81. “I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.”

- Elizabeth I.

82. "Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor."

- Elizabeth I.

83. “I will have but one mistress and no master.”

- Elizabeth I.

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

- Elizabeth I.

85. “All my possessions for a moment of time.”

- Elizabeth I.

86. "I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything."

- Elizabeth I.

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

- Elizabeth I.

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

- Elizabeth I.

89. “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.

90. "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."

- Elizabeth I.

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

- Elizabeth I.

92. "The past cannot be cured."

- Elizabeth I.

93. "If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all."

- Elizabeth I.

94. "Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst."

- Elizabeth I.

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

- Elizabeth I.

96. "Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths."

- Elizabeth I.

97. "A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing."

- Elizabeth I.

98. "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.

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

- Elizabeth I.

100. "A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past."

- Elizabeth I.

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