Meaningful & Inspirational Quotes by Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I’s Most Inspirational Quotes

A collection of beautiful and Inspirational Quotes by Elizabeth I, this article we look at Elizabeth I’s most inspiring quotes. Quotes often give context; they can mean different things to different people, here you will find some of the best quotes by Elizabeth I.

Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love.

Elizabeth I
Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love.


Men fight wars. Women win them.

Elizabeth I
 Men fight wars. Women win them.

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

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

Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.

Elizabeth I
 Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.

I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.

Elizabeth I
 I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.

A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

Elizabeth I
 A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.

A good face is the best letter of recommendation.

Elizabeth I
 A good face is the best letter of recommendation.

Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst

Elizabeth I
 Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst

Words are leaves, the substance consists of deeds, which are the true fruits of a good tree.

Elizabeth I
 Words are leaves, the substance consists of deeds, which are the true fruits of a good tree.

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
 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.

There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue

Elizabeth I
 There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue

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

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

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

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

When we hang on to resentments, we poison ourselves. As compulsive overeaters, we cannot afford resentment, since it exacerbates our disease.

Elizabeth I
 When we hang on to resentments, we poison ourselves. As compulsive overeaters, we cannot afford resentment, since it exacerbates our disease.

[On being told Mary, Queen of Scots, was taller than she:] Then she is too high, for I myself am neither too high nor too low.

Elizabeth I
 [On being told Mary, Queen of Scots, was taller than she:] Then she is too high, for I myself am neither too high nor too low.

The true sin against the Holy Ghost is ingratitude.

Elizabeth I
 The true sin against the Holy Ghost is ingratitude.

Chastity is the ermine of woman’s soul.

Elizabeth I
 Chastity is the ermine of woman's soul.

[To Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, on his return from self-imposed exile, occasioned by the embarrassing flatulence he had experienced in the presence of the Queen:] My Lord, I had forgot the fart.

Elizabeth I
 [To Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, on his return from self-imposed exile, occasioned by the embarrassing flatulence he had experienced in the presence of the Queen:] My Lord, I had forgot the fart.

There is an Italian proverb which saith, From my enemy let me defend myself; but from a pretensed friend Lord deliver me

Elizabeth I
 There is an Italian proverb which saith, From my enemy let me defend myself; but from a pretensed friend Lord deliver me

There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.

Elizabeth I
 There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.

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

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

The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.

Elizabeth I
 The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.

Be always faithful to me, as I always desire to keep you in peace; and if there have been wiser kings, none has ever loved you more than I have.

Elizabeth I
 Be always faithful to me, as I always desire to keep you in peace; and if there have been wiser kings, none has ever loved you more than I have.

I may not be a lion,but I am lions cub and I have lion’s heart

Elizabeth I
 I may not be a lion,but I am lions cub and I have lion's heart

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