"There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Elizabeth I on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Elizabeth I on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Elizabeth I on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Elizabeth I on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Elizabeth I on Albert Camus
"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."