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Elizabeth I quotes

1533 - 1603, queen regnant of England and Ireland

Anger makes dull men witty; but it keeps them poor.
Elizabeth I

Eyes of youth have sharp sight, but commonly not so deep as those of elder age.
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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.
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A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
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I may not be a lion, but I am lion's cub and I have lion's heart.
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Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
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I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
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Better a beggar woman and single than married and queen.
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I will have but one mistress and no master.
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Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my Crown, that I have reigned
with your loves.
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Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.
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The use of the sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any
people or private persons, forasmuch as neither nature nor public use and custom permit any
possession thereof.
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I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
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From mine enemy let me defend myself; from a pretensed friend, good lord deliver me.
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Christ was the word that spake it. He took the bread and break it; And what his words did
make it; That I believe and take it.
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I observe and remain silent.
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My mind was never to invade my neighbours.
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He that will forget God, will also forget his benefactors.
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If I were turned out of my realm in my petticoat, I would prosper anywhere in Christendom.
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A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
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You may have many a wiser prince sitting in this seat, but you never have had, or shall have,
any who loves you better.
Elizabeth I