Queen Elizabeth I

1533 - 1603

A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on custom, nature, people, possessions, and privacy

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.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: To the Spanish Ambassador, 1580

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on glory, god, and love

Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my crown: That I have reigned with your loves.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: The Golden Speech, 1601

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on wives

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To the wife of the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Queen did not approve of married clergy. Madam, I may not call you; mistress, I am shamed to call you; and so I know not what to call you; but howsoever, I thank you.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: Harington, Brief View of the State of the Church,, 1607

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on death, experience, fear, good, trust, and world

As for me, I see no such great cause why I should either be fond to live or fear to die. I have had good experience of this world, and I know what it is to be a subject and what to be a sovereign. Good neighbours I have had, and I have met with bad: and in trust I have found treason.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: Speech to Parliament , 1586

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I

Semper eadem {Ever the same].

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: Motto

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on desires, peace, and religion

I am no lover of pompous title, but only desire that my name may be recorded in a line or two, which shall briefly express my name, my virginity, the years of my reign, the reformation of religion under it, and my preservation of peace.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: To her ladies, discussing her epitaph.

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I

My care is like my shadow in the sun- Follows me flying - flies when I pursue it.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: On the departure of Alençon, 1580

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on god and violence

I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am endued 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.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: Chamberlin, Sayings of Queen Elizabeth

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I on belief, christ, and god

Answer on being asked her opinion of Christ's presence in the Sacrament. 'Twas God the word that spake it, He took the Bread and brake it; And what the word did make it That I believe, and take it.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: S. CLARKE, Marrow of Ecclesiastical History, ed I675, pt. II, Life of Queen Elizabeth

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A Quote by Queen Elizabeth I

I will make you shorter by the head.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533 - 1603)

Source: Chamberlin, Sayings of Queen Elizabeth

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