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Elizabeth I – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Elizabeth I

 

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

– 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


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


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


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

– Elizabeth I


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

– 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


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

– Elizabeth I


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