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Queen Elizabeth II Quotes


The reigning queen of 16 independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
(1926 - )

Grief is the price we pay for love.
 

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

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 myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.
 

In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
 

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
 

It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.
[Self Knowledge]
 

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
 

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. But I shall not have the strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in it with me.
[Work]
 

The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
 

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.
 

These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.
 

They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt.
 

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

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.
[Statesmanship]