Monarch Quotes

 All my possessions for a moment of time. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 Bugger Bognor. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 How is the Empire? 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 Must! Is must, a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 O how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living. 
Author: King Philip II
Nationality: Macedonian
b. December 382  - d.  December 336
  
 This priest is a friend of mine, my spiritual advisor. He baptized my children, performed my wedding. But I never listened to his sermons. Will someone rid me of this turbulent priest? 
Author: King Henry II
Nationality: English
b. 5 March 1133  - d. 6 July 1189
  
 Of Becket: What suggards, what cowards have I brought up in my court, who care nothing for their allegiance to their lord. Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest? 
Author: King Henry II
Nationality: English
b. 5 March 1133  - d. 6 July 1189
  
 Punctuality is the politeness of kings. 
Author: King Louis XVIII
Nationality: French
b. 17 November 1755  - d. 16 September 1824
  
 My lords, the law of nature moves me to sorrow for my sister; the burden that is fallen upon me makes me amazed, and yet, considering I am God's creature, ordained to obey His appointment, I will thereto yield, desiring from the bottom of my heart that I may have assistance of His grace to be the minister of His heavenly will in this office now committed to me. And as I am but one body naturally considered, though by His permission a body politic to govern, so shall I desire you all...to be assistant to me, that I with my ruling and you with your service may make a good account to Almighty God and leave some comfort to our posterity on earth. I mean to direct all my actions by good advice and counsel. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 We could never have imagined (had we not seen it fall out in experience) that a man raised up by ourself and extraordinarily favoured by us, above any other subject of this land, would have in so contemptible a sort broken our commandment in a cause that so greatly touches us in honour. And therefore our express pleasure and commandment is that, all delays and excuses laid apart, you do presently upon the duty of your allegiance obey and fulfill whatsoever the bearer hereof shall direct you to do in our name. Whereof fail you not, as you will answer the contrary at your utmost peril. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 My loving people, we have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourself to armed multitudes for fear of treachery; but I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people. 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, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any Prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Semper eadem" or "always the same". 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Much suspected by me, Nothing proved can be, Quoth Elizabeth prisoner. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Kings were wont to honour philosophers, but if I had such I would honour them as angels that should have such piety in them that they would not seek where they are the second to be the first, and where the third to be the second and so forth. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Though I be a woman yet I have as good a courage answerable to my place as ever my father had. I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am endued with such qualities that if I were turned out of the Realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 I will make you shorter by the head. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 The use of the sea and air is common to all; neither can a title to the ocean belong to any people or private persons, forasmuch as neither nature nor public use and custom permit any possession thereof. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Brass shines as fair to the ignorant as gold to the goldsmiths. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 I grieve and dare not show my discontent, I love and yet am forced to seem to hate, I do, yet dare not say I ever meant, I seem stark mute but inwardly do prate. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 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. His too familiar care doth make me rue it. No means I find to rid him from my breast, Till by the end of things it be supprest. Some gentler passion slide into my mind, For I am soft and made of melting snow; Or be more cruel, love, and so be kind. Let me or float or sink, be high or low. Or let me live with some more sweet content, Or die and so forget what love ere meant. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Must is not a word to be used to princes! Little man, little man, if your late father were here he would never dare utter such a word. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 God may forgive you, but I never can. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Let tyrants fear, I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 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, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field. I know already, for your forwardness you have deserved rewards and crowns. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 By your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over those enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my Crown, that I have reigned with your loves. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 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. Therefore I have cause to wish nothing more than to content the subject and that is a duty which I owe. Neither do I desire to live longer days than I may see your prosperity and that is my only desire. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 I know the title of a King is a glorious title, but assure yourself that the shining glory of princely authority hath not so dazzled the eyes of our understanding, but that we well know and remember that we also are to yield an account of our actions before the great judge. To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 There will never Queen sit in my seat with more zeal to my country, care to my subjects and that will sooner with willingness venture her life for your good and safety than myself. For it is my desire to live nor reign no longer than my life and reign shall be for your good. And though you have had, and may have, many princes more mighty and wise sitting in this seat, yet you never had nor shall have, any that will be more careful and loving. 
Author: Queen Elizabeth I
Nationality: British
b. 7 September 1533  - d. 24 March 1603
  
 No more coals to Newcastle, no more Hoares to Paris. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 After you've met one hundred and fifty Lord Mayors, they all begin to look the same. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 I look upon him as the greatest criminal known for having plunged the world into war.  
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 After I am dead, the boy will ruin himself in twelve months.  
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 You dress like a cad. You act like a cad. You are a cad. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 I may be uninspiring, but I'll be damned if I'm alien.  
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 But, remember, I wish to have the best collection, not just one of the best collections in England. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 Golf always makes me so damned angry. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 What did you do about peeing? 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 It's the shortest one I know. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 They make me look like a stuffed monkey. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 Bugger Bognor. 
Author: King George V
Nationality: English
b. 03 June 1865  - d. 20 January 1936
  
 What miserable drones and traitors have I nurtured and promoted in my household who let their lord be treated with such shameful contempt by a low-born cleric! 
Author: King Henry II
Nationality: English
b. 5 March 1133  - d. 6 July 1189
  




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