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Elizabeth II Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elizabeth II

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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.
- Elizabeth II

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These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.
- Elizabeth II

It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot
if you're properly trained.
- Elizabeth II

I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.
- Elizabeth II

 

I have to be seen to be believed.
- Elizabeth II

We lost the American colonies because we lacked the
statesmanship to know the right time and the manner
of yielding what is impossible to keep.
- Elizabeth II

They are not royal.
They just happen to have me as their aunt.
- Elizabeth II

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To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn
than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house,
the Bible?
- Elizabeth II

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

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.
- Elizabeth II

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.
- Elizabeth II

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not.
Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
- Elizabeth II

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Everything that irritates us about others
can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau PHOTO

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott PHOTO

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton

We are not afraid to follow truth
wherever it may lead,
nor to tolerate any error
so long as reason is left free to combat it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Lead follow or get out of the way.
- Thomas Paine

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Pain is a difficult companion. There's no getting around that.
But, if pain is to be a companion, searching and discovering
your own best ways to travel with that pain
will lead you to the joy that you long to have.
They are your paths, your ways and while my experience
and the experiences of others may inspire you,
ultimately it will be the choices you discover
and make for yourself that lead you to certain joy
in the midst of your challenges.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

To lead people walk behind them.
- Lao Tzu

You manage things, you lead people.
- Grace Hopper

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter,
and to lead but not manipulate.
- William Arthur Ward

A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't try to manage people;
You manage things; You lead people.
- Grace Hopper

It is better to lead from behind
and to put others in front,
especially when you celebrate victory
when nice things occur.
You take the front line when there is danger.
Then people will appreciate your leadership.
- Nelson Mandela

If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa,
there are also roads that lead to their goal.
Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness.
- Nelson Mandela

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory.
It can no longer serve to settle disputes...
can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.
- John F. Kennedy

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much
more romantic and nomadic existence.
- David McCallum

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead
others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
- Thomas J. Watson

They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so,
but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.
- Henry A. Wallace

Though force can protect in emergency,
only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation
can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him
to believe that the law contrives against him.
- Potter Stewart

You can lead a man to Congress,
but you can't make him think.
- Milton Berle

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control;
these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive;
easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Brougham

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- Max Lucado

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance;
our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.
- Pericles

When a 'Life of Brian' comes out with Muhammad in the lead role,
directed by an Arab equivalent of Theo van Gogh,
it will be a huge step forward.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man;
all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague.
- Angela Carter

I'm not really a songwriter - I'm an interpreter.
So in a sense I am an actress first and foremost.
I act out the songs, and I lead with my heart.
- Diana Ross

We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
In that race which daily hastens us towards death,
the body maintains its irreparable lead.
- Albert Camus

I lead two totally separate lives.
There are times when I have to slip into rock star mode.
- Martin Gore

The difficulty for Mr. Obama will be when the public
sees where his decisions lead -
higher inflation,
higher interest rates, higher taxes,
sluggish growth,
and a jobless recovery.
- Karl Rove

In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct,
I saw at a minimum, true dereliction,
negligence and irresponsibility, at worse,
lying, incompetence and corruption.
- Anthony Zinni

The music is in the lead here, and a large part of this,
I have no idea what I'm doing.
I feel a closer bond with the craft of songwriting,
stronger than I ever have.
- Ben Harper

Many a revolution started with the actions of a few.
Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence.
A few hanging together can lead a nation to change.
- Wynton Marsalis

If you can find a path with no obstacles,
it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
- Frank Howard Clark

But I also hold the very strong view that republicans need to lead by example.
- Gerry Adams

And we invested three hundred thousand dollars,
became the lead investor and I became Chairman of the
Board of Scientific Data Systems,
as I was at Intel for a while.
- Arthur Rock

The Four Aces asked me if I'd like to sing with them
as they didn't really have a lead singer.
- Desmond Dekker

In my books, I never portray violence as a reasonable solution to a problem.
If the lead characters in the story are driven to it,
it's at the extreme end of their experience.
- Dean Koontz

Don't wait for something big to occur.
Start where you are, with what you have,
and that will always lead you into something greater.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The church also does not condone a broken immigration system in the U.S.,
one that too easily can lead to the exploitation,
abuse and even death of immigrants.
- Roger Mahony

I will never work merely to make a reputation for myself,
to be popular for appearances rather than for what I am.
My task is to lead my country through service.
- King Hussein I

You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.
- Phil Crosby

Suspicion and doubt lead to animosity and hatred.
- Ralph Steadman

The first big lead that I had on Broadway was in a show called La Strada.
- Bernadette Peters

We do not know enough about how the present will lead into the future.
- Gregory Bateson

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our
sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice
to the balance of the living.
- Davy Crockett

I thought, I'm only going to be on this planet once,
and only for a short time.
What can I do with my life that will lead to permanent benefits?
- John Templeton


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