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66 Inspirational Queen Elizabeth II Quotes (LOVE)

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“I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”

Queen Elizabeth II
It’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.
It’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.
Grief is the price we pay for love.
Grief is the price we pay for love.
It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.
It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.
The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
The upward course of a nation’s history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
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.
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.
In times of doubt and anxiety, the attitudes people show in their daily lives, in their homes, and in their work, are of supreme importance.
In times of doubt and anxiety, the attitudes people show in their daily lives, in their homes, and in their work, are of supreme importance.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves – from our recklessness or our greed.
Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves – from our recklessness or our greed.

11 Queen Elizabeth II Quotes on Peace

“If we resolve to be considerate and to help our neighbours; to make friends with people of different races and religions; and, as our Lord said, to look to our own faults before we criticise others, we will be keeping faith with those who landed in Normandy and fought so doggedly for their belief in freedom, peace and human decency.”

Queen Elizabeth II
When peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.
When peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.
We may hold different points of view but it is in times of stress and difficulty that we most need to remember that we have much more in common than there is dividing us.
We may hold different points of view but it is in times of stress and difficulty that we most need to remember that we have much more in common than there is dividing us.
Everyone is our neighbour, no matter what race, creed or colour.
Everyone is our neighbour, no matter what race, creed or colour.
The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.
The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.
Sport has a wonderful way of bringing together people and nations.
Sport has a wonderful way of bringing together people and nations.
In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
By being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together, we honour the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost.
By being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together, we honour the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost.
Our modern world places such heavy demands on our time and attention that the need to remember our responsibilities to others is greater than ever.
Our modern world places such heavy demands on our time and attention that the need to remember our responsibilities to others is greater than ever.
We know the reward is peace on earth, goodwill toward men, but we cannot win it without determination and concerted effort.
We know the reward is peace on earth, goodwill toward men, but we cannot win it without determination and concerted effort.
It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all.
It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all.

6 Queen Elizabeth II on Success

“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.”

Queen Elizabeth II
It's all to do with the training you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.
The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy, but small steps can make a world of difference.
The path, of course, is not always smooth, and may at times this year have felt quite bumpy, but small steps can make a world of difference.

“Right around the world, people gather to compete under standard rules and, in most cases, in a spirit of friendly rivalry. Competitors know that, to succeed, they must respect their opponents; very often, they like each other too.”

Queen Elizabeth II
With age does come experience and that can be a virtue if it is sensibly used.
With age does come experience and that can be a virtue if it is sensibly used.
At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession.
At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession.

2 Queen Elizabeth II Quotes on Jesus Christ and the Bible

“None of us can slow the passage of time; and while we often focus on all that has changed in the intervening years, much remains unchanged, including the Gospel of Christ and his teachings.”

Queen Elizabeth II
To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible
To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?

14 Inspirational Queen Elizabeth II Quotes About Life

“You’ve all seen pictures of the earth taken from space. Unlike all the other planets in the solar system, earth shimmers green and blue in the sunlight and looks a very pleasant place to live.”

Queen Elizabeth II
The wartime generation — my generation — is resilient.
The wartime generation — my generation — is resilient.
Over the years, those who have seemed to me to be the most happy, contented and fulfilled have always been the people who have lived the most outgoing and unselfish lives.
Over the years, those who have seemed to me to be the most happy, contented and fulfilled have always been the people who have lived the most outgoing and unselfish lives.

“Each day is a new beginning, I know that the only way to live my life is to try to do what is right, to take the long view, to give of my best in all that the day brings, and to put my trust in God.”

Queen Elizabeth II
I believe that, young or old, we have as much to look forward to with confidence and hope as we have to look back on with pride.
I believe that, young or old, we have as much to look forward to with confidence and hope as we have to look back on with pride.
It is through this lens of history that we should view the conflicts of today, and so give us hope for tomorrow.
It is through this lens of history that we should view the conflicts of today, and so give us hope for tomorrow.
Even when your life seems most monotonous, what you do is always of real value and importance to your fellow men.
Even when your life seems most monotonous, what you do is always of real value and importance to your fellow men.

“At the heart of our faith stand not a preoccupation with our own welfare and comfort but the concepts of service and of sacrifice as shown in the life and teachings of the one who made himself nothing, taking the very form of a servant.”

Queen Elizabeth II
I know just how much I rely on my own faith to guide me through the good times and the bad.
I know just how much I rely on my own faith to guide me through the good times and the bad.
For every poppy a life; and a reminder of the grief of loved ones left behind.
For every poppy a life; and a reminder of the grief of loved ones left behind.
Though we each lead different lives, the experience of growing older, and the joys and emotions which it brings, are familiar to us all.
Though we each lead different lives, the experience of growing older, and the joys and emotions which it brings, are familiar to us all.
Inevitably, a long life can pass by many milestones; my own is no exception.
Inevitably, a long life can pass by many milestones; my own is no exception.
Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind.
It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind.

3 Queen Elizabeth II Quotes on Babies

The birth of a baby brings great happiness - but then the business of growing up begins.
The birth of a baby brings great happiness – but then the business of growing up begins.
Often a child's helplessness and vulnerability bring out the best in us.
Often a child’s helplessness and vulnerability bring out the best in us.
These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.
These wretched babies don’t come until they are ready.

5 Queen Elizabeth II Quotes on Her Pledge and Sincerity

“Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God’s Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.”

Queen Elizabeth II
I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.
I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.

“I have been aware all the time that my peoples, spread far and wide throughout every continent and ocean in the world, were united to support me in the task to which I have now been dedicated with such solemnity.”

Queen Elizabeth II
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.
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.
I have to be seen to be believed.
I have to be seen to be believed.

3 Queen Elizabeth II Quotes on Princess Diana

“First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.”

Queen Elizabeth II
No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her.
No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her.

“I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana’s loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.”

Queen Elizabeth II

5 Queen Elizabeth II Quotes About Family

“The importance of family has, of course, come home to Prince Philip and me personally this year with the marriages of two of our grandchildren, each in their own way a celebration of the God-given love that binds a family together.”

Queen Elizabeth II
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.
My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.
While we may have more still to endure, better days will return we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.
While we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.
For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.
For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.

7 Queen Elizabeth II Quotes that Will Make You Think

“Religion and culture are much in the news these days, usually as sources of difference and conflict, rather than for bringing people together. But the irony is that every religion has something to say about tolerance and respecting others.”

Queen Elizabeth II
People are touched by events which have their roots far across the world.
People are touched by events which have their roots far across the world.
We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.
We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.
Perhaps we make too much of what is wrong and too little of what is right. The trouble with gloom is that it feeds upon itself and depression causes more depression.
Perhaps we make too much of what is wrong and too little of what is right. The trouble with gloom is that it feeds upon itself and depression causes more depression.

“No age group has a monopoly of wisdom, and indeed I think the young can sometimes be wiser than us. But the older I get, the more conscious I become of the difficulties young people have to face as they learn to live in the modern world.”

Queen Elizabeth II
We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.
We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.
The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.

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