Ye may have a greater prince, but ye shall never have a more loving prince.
Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government.
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.
Those who appear the most sanctified are the worst.
There is one thing higher than Royalty and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
The end crowneth the work.
If we still advise we shall never do.
I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
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.
I do not choose that my grave should be dug while I am still alive.
He who placed me in this seat will keep me here.
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
A fool too late bewares when all the peril is past.
God forgive you, but I never can.
The past cannot be cured.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
Although I may not be a lioness, I am a lion's cub, and inherit many of his qualities and as long as the King of France treats me gently he will find me as gentle and tractable as he can desire but if he be rough, I shall take the trouble to be just as troublesome and offensive to him as I can.
It is a natural virtue incident to our sex to be pitiful of those that are afflicted.
Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
The word must is not to be used to princes.
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.