Top quotes by Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I's top quotes. 'All my possessions for a moment of time.' 'It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted.'

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All my possessions for a moment of time.

It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted.

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

I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!

Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst.

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.

God forgive you, but I never can.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.

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.

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

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

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

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