Queen Elizabeth II Quotes

Updated: May 7

In her Platinum Jubilee year, and a few days after her 96th birthday, let's celebrate England's longest serving monarch with a dozen of her reflective and insightful quotations.


Queen Elizabeth riding in an open top gilded carriage

“While we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”


“It’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.”


“You’ve all seen pictures of the earth taken from space. Unlike all the other planets in the solar system, earth shimmers green and blue in the sunlight and looks a very pleasant place to live.”


“Everyone is our neighbour, no matter what race, creed or colour.”


“I am reminded of a lady of about my age who was asked by an earnest, little granddaughter the other day ‘Granny, can you remember the Stone Age?’ Whilst that may be going a bit far, the older generation are able to give a sense of context as well as the wisdom of experience which can be invaluable.”


“Over the years, those who have seemed to me to be the most happy, contented and fulfilled have always been the people who have lived the most outgoing and unselfish lives.”


“We may hold different points of view but it is in times of stress and difficulty that we most need to remember that we have much more in common than there is dividing us.”


“I believe that, young or old, we have as much to look forward to with confidence and hope as we have to look back on with pride.”


“By being willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together, we honour the freedom and democracy once won for us at so great a cost.”


“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.”


“I can never wear beige because nobody will know who I am.”


“Inevitably, a long life can pass by many milestones; my own is no exception.”


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