Earlier today, Queen Elizabeth died peacefully at Balmoral.
The longest-reigning monarch in Great Britain, Queen Elizabeth leaves an extraordinary legacy. A steadying force through many crises during the seventy years of her reign, she oversaw the transition from a British Empire and Dominion to a Commonwealth of equal nations. She became the most well-traveled monarch in history, visiting over 100 countries. Her message of continuity and stability has resonated with millions worldwide.
My Favorite Quotations from Queen Elizabeth II
“It’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.”
”It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.”
“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.”
“I have to be seen to be believed.”
“It is through this lens of history that we should view the conflicts of today, and so give us hope for tomorrow.”
“Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves–from our recklessness or our greed.”
“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.”
“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.”
“With age does come experience and that can be a virtue if it is sensibly used.”
“Even when your life seems most monotonous, what you do is always of real value and importance to your fellow men.”