All my possessions for a moment of time.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am endued with such qualities that if I were turned out of the Realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom.
I will make you shorter by the head.
There is small disproportion betwixt a fool who useth not wit because he hath it not and him that useth it not when it should avail him.
Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my crown: that I have reigned with your loves. And though you have had, and may have, many mightier and wiser princes sitting in this seat; yet you never had, nor shall have any that will love you better.
God forgive you, but I never can.
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.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
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.