Were women to "unsex" themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen, and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection.

— Queen Victoria

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We will not have failure - only success and new learning.

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Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.

214

Nothing will turn a man's home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a dachshund.

206

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.

192

Beware of artists, they mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous.

178

I love peace and quiet, I hate politics and turmoil.

We women are not made for governing, and if we are good women, we must dislike these masculine occupations.

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Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.

153

I positively think that ladies who are always enceinte quite disgusting;

it is more like a rabbit or guinea-pig than anything else and really it is not very nice.

142

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.

130

The greatest maxim of all is that children should be brought up as simply and in as domestic a way as possible, and that (not interfering with their lessons) they should be as much as possible with their parents, and learn to place the greatest confidence in them in all things.

106

That Book, the Bible, accounts for the supremacy of England.

England has become great & happy by the knowledge of the true God through Jesus Christ.

99

I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.

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About Queen Victoria

Quotes 58 sayings
Nationality British
Profession Royalty
Birthday  May 24, 1819

Bring me a cup of tea and the 'Times.'

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Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.

67

[On alcohol:] Total abstinence is an impossibility and .

.. it will not do to insist on it as a general practice.

54

I think people really marry far too much;

it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.

54

The Queen has done all she could on the dreadful subject of vivisection, and hopes that Mr. Gladstone will speak strongly against such a practice which is a disgrace to humanity.

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[To the bishop who suggested the widowed queen now consider herself 'as married to Christ':] That's what I call twaddle!

32

You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment - their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.

30

The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.

29

No civilization is complete which does not include the dumb and defenseless of God's creatures within the sphere of charity and mercy.

28

Lord Aberdeen was quite touched when I told him I was so attached to the dear, dear Highlands and missed the fine hills so much. There is a great peculiarity about the Highlands and Highlanders; and they are such a chivalrous, fine, active people.

25

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of Woman's Rights with all its attendant horrors on which her poor, feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.

24

Oh! If those selfish men, who are the cause of all one's misery, only knew what their poor slaves go through! What suffering, what humiliation to the delicate feelings of a poor woman, above all a young one, especially with those nasty doctors.

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I am every day more convinced that we women, if we are to be good women, feminine and amiable and domestic, are not fitted to reign; at least it is they that drive themselves to the work which it entails.

21

The Government should take a firm, bold line.

This delay - this uncertainty, by which, abroad, we are losing our prestige and our position, while Russia is advancing and will be before Constantinople in no time! Then the Government will be fearfully blamed and the Queen so humiliated that she thinks she would abdicate at once.

21

For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.

19

Affairs go on, and all will take some shape or other, but it keeps one in hot water all the time.

18

Men never think, at least seldom think, what a hard task it is for us women to go through this very often. God's will be done, and if He decrees that we are to have a great number of children why we must try to bring them up as useful and exemplary members of society.

18

I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.

15

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.

11

The danger to the country, to Europe, to her vast Empire, which is involved in having all these great interests entrusted to the shaking hand of an old, wild, and incomprehensible man of 82, is very great!

7

A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.

7

What you say of the pride of giving life to an immortal soul is very fine dear, but I own I cannot enter into that: I think much more of our being like a cow or a dog at such moments: when our poor nature becomes so very animal and unecstatic

6

An ugly baby is a very nasty object - and the prettiest is frightful.

6

The great event of the evening was Jenny Lind's appearance and her complete triumph. She has a most exquisite, powerful and really quite peculiar voice, so round, soft and flexible and her acting is charming and touching and very natural.

4

His purity was too great, his aspiration too high for this poor, miserable world! His great soul is now only enjoying that for which it was worthy!

4

He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting.

3

Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can.

2

She was such a beautiful and sweet creature... and so full of tricks.

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Everybody grows but me.

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Just close your eyes—and think of England.

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Oh, that peace may come.

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When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.

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Do not to let your feelings (very natural and usual ones) of momentary irritation and discomfort be seen by others don't (as you so often did and do) let every little feeling be read in your face and seen in your manner . . .

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[On same-sex marriage:] No woman would do that.

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Good Hock (Hochheimer) keeps off the Doc.

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We placed the wreaths upon the splendid granite sarcophagus, and at its feet, and felt that only the earthly robe we loved so much was there. The pure, tender, loving spirit which loved us so tenderly, is above us -- loving us, praying for us, and free from all suffering and woe -- yes, that is a comfort, and that first birthday in another world must have been a far brighter one than any in this poor world below!

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Since it has pleased Providence to place me in this station, I shall do my utmost to fulfil my duty towards my country; I am very young and perhaps in many, though not in all things, inexperienced, but I am sure that very few have more real good will and more real desire to do what is fit and right than I have.

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