Queen Christina of Sweden Quotes

1626 - 1689

Christina of Sweden, about 1650
Christina of Sweden, about 1650. From a painting by David Beck. Hulton Fine Art Collection / Fine Art Images / Heritage Images / Getty Images

Queen Christina of Sweden is known for ruling Sweden in her own right, converting to Roman Catholicism, and abdicating her throne. Queen Christina was a patron of writers and philosophers.

Selected Queen Christina of Sweden Quotations

• It is necessary to try to surpass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.

• Life becomes useless and insipid when we have no longer either friends or enemies.

• As you know, no one over thirty years of age is afraid of tittle-tattle. I myself find it much less difficult to strangle a man than to fear him.

• Fools are more to be feared than the wicked.

About These Quotes

Quote collection assembled by Jone Johnson Lewis. This is an informal collection assembled over many years. I regret that I am not be able to provide the original source if it is not listed with the quote.