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10 Best Quotes of The Queen That Reflect 70 Years Of Wisdom

10 Best Quotes of The Queen That Reflect 70 Years Of Wisdom

From women's rights and the modern world to the nation's pride, she had noteworthy advice for everything.

The longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth ll's wise words have stood the test of time and relevancy across seven decades. Whether it's women's rights, the modern world, taking pride in the nation or even just the importance of understanding different perspectives, the Queen had sound advice for everything. Apart from being a source of inspiration, her words of royal wisdom are thought-provoking and memorable, to say the least. After an illustrious 70-year reign, the Queen died peacefully on September 8, 2022. She was 96 years old.

Looking back on her remarkable advice across the decades, here are a few quotes the Queen had to offer that one could live by. 

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1.

"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."

2.

"But let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly of wisdom and we must always be ready to listen and respect other points of view."

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3.

"This mastery of technology may blind us to the more fundamental needs of people. Electronics cannot create comradeship; computers cannot generate compassion; satellites cannot transmit tolerance."

4.

"It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the harsh progress of mankind."

5.

"Why are women expected to beam all the time? It’s unfair. If a man looks solemn, it’s automatically assumed he’s a serious person, not a miserable one."

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6.

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

7.

"True patriotism doesn’t exclude an understanding of the patriotism of others."

8.

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

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9.

"Grief is the price we pay for love."

10.

[In her special address during the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown] - "We should take comfort that 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."

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References:

https://www.tatler.com/article/the-queens-best-quotes-duty-marriage-motherhood

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