"Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government."
"A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities."Elizabeth I on Thomas Jefferson
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."Elizabeth I on Winston Churchill
"I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country."Elizabeth I on Thomas Jefferson
"Government is not reason it is not eloquent it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."Elizabeth I on George Washington
"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil in its worst state, an intolerable one."Elizabeth I on Thomas Paine
"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."