Queen Victoria Quotes

Queen Victoria, late 19th century
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Queen Victoria, the longest-ruling monarch of Great Britain, ruled during a time of economic and imperial expansion and gave her name to the Victorian Era.

Selected Queen Victoria Quotations

We are not amused. (attributed)

Please understand that there is no one depressed in this house; we are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.

Move Queen Anne? Most certainly not! Why it might someday be suggested that my statue should be moved, which I should much dislike. (about moving a statue of Queen Anne for Victoria's Diamond Jubilee)

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.

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

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!

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.

I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.

An ugly baby is a very nasty object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed.

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

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

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

He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting. (of Mr. Gladstone)

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