Queen Victoria Quotes

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  • 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.

  • 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

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

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

  • I think people really marry far too much; it is such a lottery after all, and for a poor woman a very doubtful happiness.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Good Hock (Hochheimer) keeps off the Doc.

  • 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.

    Queen Victoria's journal entry, June 20, 1837.
  • Just close your eyes—and think of England.

  • 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 . . .

  • 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.

    Queen Victoria, Arthur Helps (2010). “Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, from 1848 to 1861”, p.42, Cambridge University Press
  • Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.

  • 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.

    Men   Males   Hateful  
    "All For Love: Seven Centuries of Illicit Liaison" by Val Horsler, (p. 104), 2006.
  • A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.

  • 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.

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

  • The poor fatherless baby of eight months is now the utterly broken-hearted and crushed widow of forty-two! My life as a happy one is ended! the world is gone for me! If I must live on (and I will do nothing to make me worse than I am), it is henceforth for our poor fatherless children - for my unhappy country, which has lost all in losing him - and in only doing what I know and feel he would wish.

    Queen Victoria, Victoria Victoria, A. C. Benson (2014). “The Letters of Queen Victoria”, p.602, Cambridge University Press
  • She was such a beautiful and sweet creature... and so full of tricks.

  • 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!

  • We poor creatures are born for man's pleasure and amusement, and destined to go through endless sufferings and trials.

  • Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.

  • 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.

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

  • Everybody grows but me.

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

  • My dearest dearest dear Albert sat on a footstool by my side and his excessive love and affection gave me feelings of heavenly love and happiness I never could have hoped to have felt before! He clasped me in his arms and we kissed each other again and again! His beauty... his sweetness and gentleness - really how can I ever be thankful enough to have such a husband! to be called names of tenderness, I have never yet heard used to me before - was bliss beyond belief! Oh! This was the happiest day of my life! May God help me to do my duty as I ought and be worthy of such blessings.

  • 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.

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

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    Queen Victoria

    • Born: May 24, 1819
    • Died: January 22, 1901
    • Occupation: Former Queen regnant