Elizabeth I Quotes

- Notable Elizabeth I Quotes Index -

Born: September 7, 1533,
Birth Country:
Died: , March 24, 1603
Occupation: Monarch

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

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

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

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

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

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