There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake I am willing to die ten deaths, if that be possible.
He who placed me in this seat will keep me here.
There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
Though the sex to which I belong is considered weak you will nevertheless find me a rock that bends to no wind.
I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.
I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
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.
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
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