Queen Elizabeth II Quotes

Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms. Elizabeth was born in Mayfair, London, as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York.

Good memories are our second chance at happiness.
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It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.
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Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
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When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.
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Grief is the price we pay for love.
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Men fight wars. Women win them.
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The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually, your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.
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I should like to be a horse.
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I simply ache from smiling. Why are women expected to beam all the time? It’s unfair. If a man looks solemn, it’s automatically assumed he’s a serious person, not a miserable one.
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Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisation or nation.
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Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.
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It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind.
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I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
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Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
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I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England, too.
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The past can not be cured.
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It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.
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A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
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I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
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There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then suddenly we are caught up in some great event which gives us a glimpse of the solid and durable foundations of our existence.
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