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Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving monarch of the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II's reign began on February 6, 1952, and it ended with her unfortunate demise on September 8, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II was also the only monarch who celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in June 2022, to mark 70 years on the throne.

During her long tenure, Queen Elizabeth II gave numerous speeches. She talked about a better future, a new beginning, the daily lives of ordinary people, and family disagreements. In many of her speeches, she also discussed the importance of individual responses to deal with "whatever life throws at us". According to Queen Elizabeth II, courageous people never accept defeat; instead, they keep fighting for a better future. She also discussed the importance of women in society in many of her speeches. One of her most popular quotes states that it is women who have breathed gentleness into humanity's harsh progress.

Inspirational Quotes By Queen Elizabeth II

This section contains some of the most inspirational quotes from Queen Elizabeth II.

1. "If I am asked what I think about family life after 25 years of marriage, I can answer with equal simplicity and conviction, I am for it."

- November 20, 1972, Guildhall.

2. "Giant leaps often start with small steps."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2019.

3. "We know the reward is peace on Earth, goodwill toward men, but we cannot win it without determination and concerted effort."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1963.

4. "The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy, but small steps can make a world of difference."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2019.

5. "When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2008.

6. "It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1957.

7. "And when peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place."

- Wartime Broadcast, 1940, aged 14.

8. "It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained."

Queen Elizabeth Quotes On Life

Queen Elizabeth II's quotes on life are quite popular around the world. You will find the best of them in this section.

9. "We see our own children and their families embrace the roles, traditions, and values that mean so much to us — as these are passed from one generation to the next, sometimes being updated for changing times. I see it in my own family and it is a source of great happiness."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2021.

10. "We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2013.

11. "Good memories are our second chance at happiness."

12. "Though we each lead different lives, the experience of growing older, and the joys and emotions which it brings, are familiar to us all."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1998.

13. "Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on Earth."

14. "Inevitably, a long life can pass by many milestones; my own is no exception."

- September 9, 2015, Borders Railway, Scotland.

15. "I believe that, young or old, we have as much to look forward to with confidence and hope as we have to look back on with pride."

- June 4, 2002, Guildhall.

16. "With age does come experience and that can be a virtue if it is sensibly used."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1998.

17. "Over the years, those who have seemed to me to be the most happy, contented and fulfilled have always been the people who have lived the most outgoing and unselfish lives."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2008.

18. "No age group has a monopoly of wisdom, and indeed I think the young can sometimes be wiser than us."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1998.

19. "Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves –from our recklessness or our greed."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2011.

Queen Elizabeth Quotes On Love

This section features the best Queen Elizabeth II quotes on love.

20. "The importance of family has, of course, come home to Prince Philip and me personally this year with the marriages of two of our grandchildren, each in their own way a celebration of the God-given love that binds a family together."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2011.

21. "Grief is the price we pay for love."

- 2001.

22. "[Prince Philip] has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know."

- November 20, 1997, London.

Queen Elizabeth Quotes About Faith

Read some of Queen Elizabeth II's best faith-related quotes in this section.

23. "...to make friends with people of different races and religions; and, as our Lord said, to look to our own faults before we criticise others, we will be keeping faith with those who landed in Normandy and fought so doggedly for their belief in freedom, peace and human decency."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1994.

24. "I know just how much I rely on my own faith to guide me through the good times and the bad."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2002.

25. "Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisation or nation."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2011.

Quotes By Queen Elizabeth About Duty

In this section, we have collated the best duty-related quotes from Queen Elizabeth II.

26. "By being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together, we honour the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1998.

27. "For Christians, as for all people of faith, reflection, meditation and prayer help us to renew ourselves in God's love, as we strive daily to become better people."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2013.

28. "Each day is a new beginning, I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2002.

29. "True patriotism doesn't exclude an understanding of the patriotism of others."

30. "Whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load."

- 2011, Ireland.

31. "For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2012.

32. "In times of doubt and anxiety the attitudes people show in their daily lives, in their homes, and in their work, are of supreme importance."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1974.

Famous Queen Elizabeth II Quotes

The last section of this article features some of Queen Elizabeth II's most famous quotes to motivate you.

33. "The upward course of a nation's history is due, in the long run, to the soundness of heart of its average men and women."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1954.

34. "Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance."

- May 18, 2011, Dublin Castle, Ireland.

35. "1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an 'Annus Horribilis'."

- November 24, 1992, Guildhall.

36. "I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life."

- September 9, 1997, Buckingham Palace.

37. "Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements."

- The Daily Mail, 1989.

38. "At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession."

- June 25, 2013.

39. "Even when your life seems most monotonous, what you do is always of real value and importance to your fellow men."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1954.

40. "Everyone is our neighbor, no matter what race, creed or color."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2004.

41. "Experience shows that great enterprises seldom end with a tidy and satisfactory flourish."

- May 16, 1991.

42. "We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep."

43. "The wartime generation—my generation—is resilient."

- June 5, 2019, Portsmouth.

44. "I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast."

45. "Such a blend of traditions serves to make us stronger, individually and collectively, by providing the ingredients needed for social, political and economic resilience."

- 2020, Westminster Abbey.

46. "I don’t like to badmouth people. But I’m the head of a monarchy that began in the ninth century, and I’m apparently more modern than Chris Christie."

- The New Yorker, July 17, 2013.

47. "I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1957.

48. "It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all."

- July 6, 2010, New York.

49. "It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the harsh progress of mankind."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1966.

50. "Some cultures believe a long life brings wisdom. I'd like to think so. Perhaps, part of that wisdom is to recognize some of life's baffling paradoxes such as the way human beings have a huge propensity for good, and yet a capacity for evil."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2018.

51. "But the older I get, the more conscious I become of the difficulties young people have to face as they learn to live in the modern world."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1998.

52. "It is as queen of Canada that I am here. Queen of Canada and all Canadians, not just one or two ancestral strains."

- June 29, 1973, Toronto.

53. "I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust."

- June 2, 1953, Westminster Abbey.

54. "The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually, your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally."

55. "Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas. But it's a wonderful game."

56. "I believe that there is a great fear in our generation of being labeled as priggish."

57. "What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass."

- The Telegraph, 2011.

58. "The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be."

59. "The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience."

- June 5, 2012.

60. "It's worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2019.

61. "I have to be seen to be believed."

- The Guardian, September 9, 2015.

62. "If I wore beige, nobody would know who I am."

63. "It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime."

64. "Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare."

65. "With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all."

- May 18, 2011, Dublin Castle, Ireland.

66. "For me, heaven is likely to be a bit of a come-down."

67. "We have all felt those emotions in these last few days. So what I say to you now, as your queen and as a grandmother, I say from my heart."

- September 9, 1997, Buckingham Palace.

68. "In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945."

- The Guardian, November 3, 2004.

69. "I hope people will think very carefully about the future."

70. "It is through this lens of history that we should view the conflicts of today, and so give us hope for tomorrow."

- Christmas Broadcast, 2011.

71. "Perhaps we make too much of what is wrong and too little of what is right."

- Christmas Broadcast, 1974.

72. "They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt."

73. "To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?"

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