24 Queen Elizabeth II Famous Quotes to Regally Inspire You

Queen Elizabeth II is an inspiration to many. As an adopted child of this great nation, I’m forever grateful for her lifelong service not just to the UK, The Commonwealth but to the whole world. Let me share with you some wonderful and inspiring quotes from Queen Elizabeth II.

As a tribute to the recent passing of a great monarch of the United Kingdom, here is the collection of Queen Elizabeth II’s famous quotes that truly inspired us over the decades. She is the heart of the British monarchy and the head of state in many countries including the United Kingdom and some of the Commonwealth countries.

The Queen is the epitome of an inspiring public servant, leader, mother and wife. She is the longest-reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom.

Queen Elizabeth II Buckingham Palace in London
Queen Elizabeth II and Royal Family’s Buckingham Palace in London

Queen Elizabeth II’s famous quotes on leadership

The upward course of a nation’s history is due in the long run to the soundness of the heart of its average men and women.

It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.

Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.

It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all.

I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws, administer justice, but I can do something else, I can give my heart and my devotion.

I have in sincerity pledge myself to your service as so many of you are pledged to mine.

Today we need a special kind of courage, not the kind needed in battle but a kind which makes us stand up for everything we know is right.

I have to be seen to be believed.

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

Queen Elizabeth II’s famous quotes on life

When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are more determined to struggle for a better future.

Good memories are our second chance at happiness.

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass.

It has always been easy to hate and destroy; to build and to cherish is much more difficult.

You need to learn to stand up for yourself what you believe and sometimes pardon my language – kick some ass!

Discrimination still exists. Some people feel that their own beliefs are being threatened. Some are unhappy about unfamiliar cultures.  They all need to be reassured that there is so much to be gained by reaching out to others; that diversity is indeed a strength and not a threat.

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 II famous quotes about love, family and marriage

Grief is the price we pay for love

Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but is often a description of a community, organization or nation.

I believe that there is great fear in our generation of being labelled as priggish.

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

The world is not the most pleasant place, eventually, your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally.

The true measure of all our actions is how long the good in them lasts…everything we do, we do for the young.

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.

HM Queen Elizabeth II

I hope that these inspiring Queen Elizabeth II’s famous quotes uplift you with her wise and caring words. Her words regally speak how classy and dignified she is as a monarch and a lady.

Goodbye, our Queen!

Collection of Queen Elizabeth II Famous Quotes to Regally Inspire You


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Ryazan Tristram

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Ryazan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management. She also has more than 10 years of work experience gained from working in the hotel and travel sectors in Asia and Europe. Her work has been featured and published on Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Discovery Channel, World Travel Guide, MSN, CNBC, GMA, Daily Mail UK, Lonely Planet and many more. She is currently living in the UK as a dual citizen (British – Filipina). Join her in travelling around the UK and beyond with a mission to promote sustainable tourism and share travel guides, travel tips, foodies, history and culture.

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