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The past cannot be cured.
If we still advise we shall never do.
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
Prosperity provideth but adversity proveth friends.
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
Where might is mixed with wit, there is too good an accord in a government.
Pain was the only sign to her that she was alive and could feel emotion.
I observe and remain silent.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
Cowards falter but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
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.
Like her father, Bess never forgot a hurt or a service.
Like her father, Bess never forgot a hurt of a service.
All my possessions for a moment of time.
Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.
I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
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]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.
I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
...early medieval Ireland sounds like a somewhat crazed Wisconsin, in which every dairy farm is an armed camp at perpetual war with its neighbors, and every farmer claims he is a king.
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.
There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman but I have the heart and stomach of a King and of a King of England too.
Perhaps life is like an hour glass, with dear ones the sand that slips from the upper glass--the earth--into the second--eternity.
The past can not be cured.
God forgive you, but I never can.
I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.