Zitat des Tages von Elizabeth I:
If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.
Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.
A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.
I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
The word must is not to be used to princes.
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.
I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
The past cannot be cured.
Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government.
Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst.
I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.
I shall lend credit to nothing against my people which parents would not believe against their own children.
God forgive you, but I never can.
There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
He who placed me in this seat will keep me here.
Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to marry.
God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbours, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
All my possessions for a moment of time.
A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
If we still advise we shall never do.
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.
I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
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.
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
One man with a head on his shoulders is worth a dozen without.
Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths.
It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted.
The end crowneth the work.
Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.