"A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Elizabeth I on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Elizabeth I on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Elizabeth I on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Elizabeth I on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Elizabeth I on Ernest Hemingway
"I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married."
"My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me."
"Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states."
"Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested."
"Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts."