"Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Elizabeth I on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Elizabeth I on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Elizabeth I on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Elizabeth I on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Elizabeth I on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."
"Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government."