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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 I
    tags: women 
     
    When we hang on to resentments, we poison ourselves. As compulsive overeaters, we cannot afford resentment, since it exacerbates our disease.
    — Elizabeth I
    I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: marriage  england 
     
    There is nothing in the world I hold in greater horror than to see a body moving against its head: and I shall be very careful notto ally myself with such a monster.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: world  horror  body 
     
    There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: women  learning  teaching 
     
    As for my own part I care not for death, for all men are mortal; and though I be a woman yet I have as good a courage answerable to my place as ever my father had. I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am indeed endowed with such qualities that if I were turned out of the realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: death  men  women  live  violence  care  god  courage  father  quality 
     
    I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
    — Elizabeth I
    There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith. All else is a dispute over trifles.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: jesus  faith  christ 
     
    I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: men  women  heart  afraid 
     
    Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: sex 
     
    I would gladly chastise those who represent things as different from what they are. Those who steal property or make counterfeit money are punished, and those ought to be still more severely dealt with who steal away or falsify the good name of a prince.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: money  property 
     
    It is monstrous that the feet should direct the head.
    — Elizabeth I
    Chastity is the ermine of woman's soul.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: soul 
     
    This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: eyes 
     
    Men fight wars. Women win them.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: men  women  fight  war 
     
    A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: fear  conscience 
     
    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
    Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: living 
     
    I don't keep a dog and bark myself.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: dog 
     
    Prosperity provideth, but adversity proveth friends.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: friends  adversity 
     
    [To Parliament, when it urged her to marry and settle the succession:] You attend to your own duties and I'll perform mine.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: marry 
     
    Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: secret  silence  faith 
     
    The daughter of debate That still discord doth sow.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: daughter 
     
    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
    tags: grief  weakness 
     
    [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
    The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
    — Elizabeth I
    I cannot find it in me to fear a man who took ten years a learning of his alphabet.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: fear  men  learning  year 
     
    It is hard to find beauty in the art of self expression.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: beauty  self 
     
    Affection! Affection is false.
    — Elizabeth I
    I will have but one mistress and no master
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: master 
     
    It is good to jest, but not to make a trade of jesting.
    — Elizabeth I
    Princes have big ears which hear far and near.
    — Elizabeth I
    I pluck up the good lissome herbs of sentences by pruning, eat them by reading, digest them by musing, and lay them up at length in the high seat of memory.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: memory  reading 
     
    They best pass over the world who trip over it quickly; for it is but a bog. If we stop, we sink.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: world 
     
    Eyes of youth have sharp sight but commonly not so deep as those of elder age.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: youth  age  eyes 
     
    I grieve and dare not show my discontent, I love and yet am forced to seem to hate, I do, yet dare not say I ever meant, I seem stark mute but inwardly do prate. I am and not, I freeze and yet am burned, Since from myself another self I turned. My care is like my shadow in the sun, Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it, Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: self  hate  lies  care 
     
    Although my royal rank causes me to doubt whether my kingdom is not more sought after than myself, yet I understand that you havefound other graces in me.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: grace  doubt 
     
    Let the good service of well-deservers be never rewarded with loss. Let their thanks be such as may encourage more strivers for the like.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: loss  encourage  service 
     
    I have seen many a man turn his gold into smoke, but you are the first who has turned smoke into gold.
    — Elizabeth I
    tags: men  smoke 
     
    A good face is the best letter of recommendation.
    — Elizabeth I
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