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Elizabeth I

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I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
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I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
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Let me tell you quite bluntly that this king business has given me personally nothing but headaches.
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I'm the heir apparent to the heir presumptive.
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Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton.
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A traitor is everyone who does not agree with me.
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Hasten slowly.
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The crown is not my right, and pleaseth me not. The Lady Mary is the rightful heir.
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I would rather be wise and than right and ignorant.
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I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog.
DAVY CROCKETT
Better be a desperate single with many options than a desperate married with no option.
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I am sure Queen Elizabeth II will be seated in comfort for the Opening Ceremony at the MCG.
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I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend than be one
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I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one.
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I would rather be right than President
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I am a queen, and I demand to be treated like a queen.
SHEILA JACKSON LEE
I would rather be right than President.
HENRY CLAY
I would rather be respected than elected.
CHARLES EDISON
I would rather be right than President
HENRY CLAY
I would rather wear a suit everyday and be respected than dress half naked and be disrespected.
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I would rather be in minority and be right, than in the majority and wrong.
JODI PICOULT
I would rather live a joyful simple life, doing what I love, than to be unhappy and rich.
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I would rather be right and die than be wrong and kill.
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I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
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Belgium is modernizing itself and it gives me joy.
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My children are not royal; they just happen to have the Queen for their aunt.
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God grant you all your desires and accept my own hearty thanks for all your attention to me. Althoug...
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No harm will come to me. The Assembly is prepared to treat us leniently.
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You can't comfort the afflicted with afflicting the comfortable.
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A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.
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Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
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Render to God what you owe him; recognize the obligations you are under to him.
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No one in the Emirates is above the law and accountability.
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I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
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I have seen all, I have heard all, I have forgotten all.
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Iron hand in a velvet glove.
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You cannot make horses 'safe.'
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A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
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The daughter of debate That still discord doth sow.
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God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at lea...
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(Response to King Erik XIV of Sweden's proposal of marriage:)

"[W]hile we perceive ... th...
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[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having...
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Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! thy father, if he had been ...
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'Twas God the word that spake it, He took the bread and brake it, And what the word did make i...
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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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Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily ...
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A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.
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Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.
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I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that ...
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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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Neuer thinke you fortune can beare the sway, Where Virtue's force, can cause her to obay.
ELIZABETH I
There is an Italian proverb which saith, From my enemy let me defend myself; but from a pretensed fr...
ELIZABETH I
I observe and remain silent.
ELIZABETH I
I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, a...
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If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen...
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If we still advise we shall never do.
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There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, an...
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The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
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I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a pe...
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To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to th...
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[F]rom my years of understanding ... I happily chose this kind of life in which I yet live [i.e., un...
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Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends ...
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As for my own part I care not for death, for all men are mortal; and though I be a woman yet I have ...
ELIZABETH I
Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.
ELIZABETH I
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
ELIZABETH I
My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate; neither should death be le...
ELIZABETH I
Madam, I may not call you; mistress I am ashamed to call you; and so I know not what to call you; bu...
ELIZABETH I
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such s...
ELIZABETH I
All my possessions for a moment of time.
ELIZABETH I
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
ELIZABETH I
The word must is not to be used to princes.
ELIZABETH I
The end crowneth the work.
ELIZABETH I
One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without.
ELIZABETH I
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and o...
ELIZABETH I
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
ELIZABETH I
As the saying is, So many heades, so many wittes.
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If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.
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. . . Therefore I am wel pleased to take any coulor to defend your honour and hope you wyl remember...
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 th...
ELIZABETH I
I grieve and dare not show my discontent,
I love and yet am forced to seem to hate,
I do,...
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And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resol...
ELIZABETH I
I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes a...
ELIZABETH I
My care is like my shadow in the sun,
Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it,
Stands ...
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I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am e...
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It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted.
ELIZABETH I
Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst.
ELIZABETH I
God forgive you, but I never can.
ELIZABETH I
The past cannot be cured.
ELIZABETH I
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dan...
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There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die...
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The use of sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any people or pr...
ELIZABETH I
All my possessions for a moment of time
ELIZABETH I
I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.
ELIZABETH I
This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.
ELIZABETH I
I will make you shorter by the head.
ELIZABETH I
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND
A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.
ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND
All my possessions for a moment of time.


ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND
With domineering hand she moves the turning wheel,
Like currents in a treacherous bay swept to ...
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I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
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I CHING
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
That is the supreme value of history. The study of it is the best guarantee against repeating it.
It is hard to look up to a leader who keeps his ear to the ground.
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If we only wanted to be happy it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, which i...
A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
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We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France.
There's no money in poetry, but there's no poetry in money, either.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply becau...
Santa Claus had the right idea. Visit everyone once a year.
We never shall have any more time we have, and we have always had, all the time there is.
To read your own poetry in public is a kind of mental incest.
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carr...
Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforti...
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Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
Upon those who step into the same rivers different and ever different waters flow down.
An intelligence service is, in fact, a stupidity service.
The race is not [always] to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Few things in life are more embarrassing than the necessity of having to inform an old friend that y...
Start every day with a smile and get it over with.
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A little tact and wise management may often evade resistance, and carry a point, where direct force ...
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The brain that bubbles with phrases has hard work to collect its thoughts.
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The greatest paradox of them all is to speak of "civilized warfare."
Some people lose their health getting wealth and then lose their wealth gaining health.
Success isn't necessarily permanent - but neither is failure.
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Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.
Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.
Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.
To feel "fit as a fiddle" you must tone down your middle.
Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for ...
It isn't easy for an idea to squeeze itself into a head filled with prejudice.
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and u...
When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.
Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers - not their minds.
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No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.
Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
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You'd better start loving your subject.
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Love is to man an embarrassment, even a word; it is to a woman an excuse for existence, especially t...
"Luck" is a very good word if you put a P before it.
So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.
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Nature abhors a vacuum. When a head lacks brains, nature fills it with conceit.
One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our need from our greed.
Opinions are the cheapest commodities in the world.
He that boasts of his own knowledge proclaims his ignorance
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Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life.
The only person worth envying is he person who doesn't envy.
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Long ailments wear out pain, and long hopes, joy.
STANISLAUS I
To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
STANISLAUS I
On the interception, I was out of bounds,
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Married to the Mob.
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When they want to leave, they accuse you with endless flaws.
EYDEN I.
Adversity breaks the inferior man's will but only bends the superior man's spirit. Outward influence...
I CHING
The greatest wealth a man can have is the richness of soul... Smile; It intimidates those who wish t...
EYDEN I.
Be yourself no matter what. People don't have to like you, and you don't have to care.
EYDEN I.
The heart of woman is like a diamond, who need a good skilled hunter.
EYDEN I.
The black color is much deeper than to be overwhelmed by grief… Black hides everything within itse...
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Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
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Religion is a man using a divining rod. Philosophy is a man using a pick and shovel.
Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong. It is easier to admire hard work if y...
Most people pay too much for the things they get for nothing.
We always prefer war on our terms to peace on someone else's.
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language w...
It would take battalions of angels to protect us from our dreaded dangers, though in a long lifetime...
Make service your first priority, not success and success will follow.
Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; "I cannot g...
Some have half-baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.
Prejudice is the reasoning of fools.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
Freedom is a package deal - with it comes responsibilities and consequences.
The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.
To be free of destructive stress don't sweat the small stuff and by realizing that all stuff is smal...
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
Like swift water an active mind never stagnates.
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So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius
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Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
Hate pollutes the mind.
"Oh," replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, "he told me to come and see you."
Humor - the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
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Results are what you expect, and consequences are what you get.
You know how you hate to be interrupted, so why are you always doing it to me.
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