"I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people."
"When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself."Elizabeth I on Tecumseh
"Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day."Elizabeth I on John Wooden
"When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others."Elizabeth I on Dalai Lama
"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."Elizabeth I on Albert Schweitzer
"Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts."Elizabeth I on Alan Cohen
"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."