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Elizabeth I Quotes

Elizabeth I Quotes & Quotations
Elizabeth I
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    A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    All my possessions for a moment of time. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    God forgive you, but I never can. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    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-IElizabeth I
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    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-IElizabeth I
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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-IElizabeth I
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    I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    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-IElizabeth I
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    I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    If we still advise we shall never do. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states. Elizabeth-IElizabeth I
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    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-IElizabeth I
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    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/">Elizabeth I
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    One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without. Elizabeth-I/">Elizabeth I
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    The end crowneth the work. Elizabeth-I/">Elizabeth I
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    The past cannot be cured. Elizabeth-I/">Elizabeth I
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    The word must is not to be used to princes. Elizabeth-I/">Elizabeth I
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    There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God. Elizabeth-I/">Elizabeth I
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    Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst. Elizabeth-I/">Elizabeth I
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    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/">Elizabeth I
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    Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind. Elizabeth-I/">Elizabeth I
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    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/">Elizabeth I
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    Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company. Elizabeth-I/">Elizabeth I