Queen Elizabeth II or Elizabeth Alexandra Mary is considered as the longest reigning monarch in British History. Born on April 21, 1926, she became the queen on February 6, 1952, right after her father’s death.
The queen is highly known for her strong efforts to make the monarch institution modernized. She dropped some of the formalities and made certain treasures and sites more accessible to people. And as the country experienced financial problems, the queen eliminated the Civil List, the public funding system of the monarchy.
The Queen continues to initiate a lot of changes that create positive results not just to the royal family but the public, too. A lot of her words also create a huge impact on the way people view life and its challenges.
For added inspiration, here are some of the best Queen Elizabeth quotes.
It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind. – Queen Elizabeth
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. – Queen Elizabeth
It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained. – Queen Elizabeth
Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth
Good memories are our second chance at happiness. – Queen Elizabeth
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom. – Queen Elizabeth
It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult. – Queen Elizabeth
To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible? – Queen Elizabeth
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. – Queen Elizabeth
Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare. – Queen Elizabeth
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. – Queen Elizabeth
What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass. – Queen Elizabeth
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
I believe that there is a great fear in our generation of being labeled as priggish. – Queen Elizabeth
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. – Queen Elizabeth
Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. – Queen Elizabeth
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. – Queen Elizabeth
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