I know that Ihavethe bodyof a weak and feeble woman, but I havetheheart and stomach of a kingand a king of England too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any Prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm.
1588 Address at Tilbury on the approach of the Spanish Armada.
My care is like my shadow in the sun, Follows me flying, flies when I pursue it, Stands and lies by me, doth what I have done.Elizabeth I
If I am to disclose to you what I should prefer if I follow theinclinationof mynature,it isthis: beggar-womanand single, far rather than queen and married!Elizabeth I
The doubt of future foes exiles my present joy.Elizabeth I
Littleman, littleman! The word 'must' isnotto be usedto princes!Elizabeth I
No foteball player be used or suffered within the City of London and the liberties thereof upon pain of imprisonment.Elizabeth I
To be a King and towear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.Elizabeth I
My lord, we make use of you, not for your bad legs, but for your good head.Elizabeth I