I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen if he does not love me as a woman.
There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion which causes us to leave the world and seek God.
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
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.
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
Fear not we are of the nature of the lion and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Where might is mixed with wit there is too good an accord in a government.
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
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.