Throughout history, Queens make names of themselves. They help nations survive; they cast iron-fists and lead great wars. Behind every great King, is an influential Queen. Yet, Queens, even without their Kings, held the same power. They fear nothing as they redefine the course of their lives.
A Queen goes beyond the definition of her name, the crown on her head, and the life she leads to protect her king and kingdom. She is more than just the fine figure history and text presents her to be.
The Queen is the strength. She is the other side of the sharp sword, and her blow is as lethal as a warrior. She has the power to change the game.
So here are 85 majestic and royal quotes to remind us that a queen doesn’t have to be of royal blood, but the standard lies in the heart, mind, and strength.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.Elizabeth I
For the fear of one person taking away her power, Queen Elizabeth chose to protect her kingdom by ruling it alone. She concluded that she has everything she needs to govern her kingdom. In the end, she only remained loyal to her country and herself.
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.Elizabeth I
Before becoming a Queen, she is foremost a woman. Anyone who doesn’t see that doesn’t deserve even a glance. Perhaps, Queen Elizabeth was trying to find someone who sees the real her: the Elizabeth without her crown and her country. Unfortunately, she never found anyone who did.
The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down stairs.Princess Margaret
A Queen can do a lot of things at the same time without the expense of another. She is capable even without anyone’s help. She has her hands full of her duties, but she still has something to offer when someone is in need.
I look those haters straight in the eye, keep my chin up and shoulders back. Because I know I’m a fierce queen – and they know it, too.’Alyssa Edwards
A Queen doesn’t feel threatened by her enemies. Instead, she feeds in their insecurities. She knows her actions are with consequences, and people will have anything to say. Yet, the heart of a queen is tough. It takes more than millions of haters to take a Queen down.
You are enough to drive a saint to madness or a king to his knees.Grace Willows
A Queen knows how and whom to use her power exceedingly well. When she plays her cards right, she can control even the king or the God. She has unspeakable potential when she’s desperate enough.
I observe and remain silent.Queen Elizabeth I
A Queen knows when to speak. She knows not everything needs a reaction. Her silence is her weapon. The most dangerouQueenen is a silent queen. No one is ever prepared for her.
The Queen rarely loses her temper, but when she does, she brooks no argument.Ingrid Seward
A Queen doesn’t let her emotions take control. She speaks when it’s time, she waits until she knows her enemies have nowhere to hide. Queen have better a better grip on their temper, but once released, you’ll find words deadlier than any swords.
I’ve always said, if you treat yourself like a queen, you’ll attract a king.Pepa
Queens deserve an equal. They deserve someone who matches their strength, power, and perseverance. She becomes the energy she wants to attract.
I have to be seen to be believed.Queen Elizabeth II
To be a Queen means everyone sees her in the game, but no one can ever guess her moves. No one will ever guess what a Queen’s smile means nor, will they know of her thoughts. A Queen knows the significance of a revelation.
I am a queen because I know how to govern myself.Lailah Gifty Akita
A Queen takes responsibility for her actions. She is a compilation of responsibility, honor, and duties. She steers herself quite well to where she wants to be. She is confident enough to ask for help whenever she needs it, and she’ll never hesitate to move the mountains, blocking her way.
It’s like chess, you know. The Queen saves the King.Terry Pratchett
Loyalty is a queen’s passion. She will be by her king’s side no matter what. A Queen’s loyalty will never extinguish.
No Queen has clean hands.George R.R. Martin
The Queen will never be afraid to do the dirty work. She is willing to have her hands stained for the sake of everyone’s goodness. A Queen with clean hands is a Queen who offers no sacrifices, and it not worthy of any praise.
Why do the Gods make kings and queens if not to protect the ones who can’t protect themselves?George R.R. Martin
Queens are strong by default. They are the voice and the heart of the kingdom. She shares her people’s suffering, and she’ll go the extra mile to defend them.
Every woman is a queen, and we all have different things to offer.Queen Latifah
Not all queens are royal by blood. Some are royal by mind, heart, and chances. Modern queens have the most comprehensive mind, the most genuine heart, and the unyielding confidence to do whatever they’re keen on doing. They continue to hustle.
The past cannot be cured.Queen Elizabeth I
Queen respects the past, but she doesn’t dwell much on what has happened. Instead, her mind is already in the future. Whether the lessons she learned are still relevant or not, a queen pays her tribute only to her memories. She has already made peace with a void she can’t change.
I’d like to be a queen in people’s hearts, but I don’t see myself be in Queen of this country.Princess Diana
A kingdom of people is better than a palace with nothing but hollowed and empty halls. A queen that has touched her people’s hearts are remembered forever. She will be always be glorified.
You better treat her like you Queen, if you want to be treated like a king.Moosa Rahat
How a queen treats you is a reflection of how you treat her. A queen will give what’s due to you, and she’ll leave nothing, not even a drop. He must balance her efforts, recognize her ambitions, guard her heart, and appreciate her loyalty.
You are a queen that demands respect, and God will bring the right person into your life to make you forget why you ever wasted your time on nothing important.Shannon L. Alder
A queen doesn’t need to settle for less and need not worry. All she needs to do is focus on her goal, and everything and everyone will come her to her way.
I will have but one mistress and no master.Queen Elizabeth I
A queen’s mistress is herself self, and she owns no one a piece of her. She only listens to the desires of her heart and mind. No one can ever put a claim on her without her approval.
Perhaps I cannot make my people good, she told herself, but I should at least try to make them a little less bad.George R.R. Martin
A queen looks after her people. She does what’s best for them and loves them for what they are. The hand of the Queen can silence a rogue crowd, and her voice can carry off the weight of her desires.
I may not be a lion, but I am lion’s cub and I have lion’s heart.Queen Elizabeth I
A queen is a born warrior. Her endurance is her what makes her different. There resides in her heart a flame which ceases to burn, and only her determination and strength can fuel it.
Therefore, I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God’s Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen’s crown is a symbol of hope for her people. A true queen thinks not of herself but her people. A young queen represents hope for an old nation, and a seasoned queen represents stability.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.Queen Elizabeth I
The Queen’s heart has no place of anger, for it causes her to weaken. Instead, she transforms her anger into bravery and determination as she conquers her enemies.
I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too.Queen Elizabeth I
A queen has the mind of a king, the resilient of a prince, and the gentleness of a princess. She is a fusion of all that is around her. She encompasses all the elegance, style, and greatness of what a true and royal queen should be.
I do not so much rejoice that God hath made me to be a Queen, as to be a Queen over so thankful a people.Queen Elizabeth I
A Queen doesn’t think much of her path, but instead, she thinks of great things for her kingdom and her people. She knows her power rests on the people around her. Before she gets to please herself, she must first present herself to the people.
I will do what queens do; I will rule.Daenerys Targaryen
Queens aren’t just there as designs. They are born to rule, and queens who rule are historically proven to be better and more powerful. It would be a waste not to let a queen do what she is destined to.
And whether consciously or not, you must be in many a heart enthroned: queens you must always be: queens to your lovers; queens to your husbands and sons; queens of higher mystery to the world beyond, which bows itself, and will forever bow, before the myrtle crown, and the stainless scepter of womanhood.John Ruskin
A queen is a queen to all. Whether to the peasants or her king, she will always be a queen. Even in disgrace, a queen will hold her head high. Her crown is her birthmark, and no one can erase it.
Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.Queen Elizabeth I
An unexamined life is not of a Queen’s. She must live her life chasing after her heart’s desire. A Queen stops at nothing, but even a bullet or a war. She will forever be on a constant journey toward betterment.
People are like bees. They’re all workers who could be queens, with the right stuff, but once a queen-making has begun, it can’t be reversed.Natasha Pulley
Once chosen and destined to be a Queen, she can never turn her life back. A Queen, once crowned, will forever hold the burden of its weight. A Queen is forever a Queen.
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.Queen Elizabeth I
A true Queen holds her secret like it is her armor. Only those who are with her in the battle will know. Until she is sure, she can never trust anyone. She plays her game very well. Her trust is not for the faint-hearted. Worthy are those who the Queen trusts.
I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen may not be out front, leading her soldiers in the war, but she aches for them. She does not hold the sword, but she feels it’s strength. A Queen knows here to put herself, and she is where she’s needed the most.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.Elizabeth I
A Queen is not afraid to speak her mind, but she also knows when is the right time to do so. Some things don’t need a queen’s opinion or attention. It is in her art of manner she is most competent.
Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.Oprah Winfrey
For a Queen, failure is another lesson. The more lessons she learned, the stronger she gets. That’s why nothing defeats a queen who uses her shortcomings as her greatest asset.
I like a man who looks like a bad boy but knows how to treat a woman like a queen.Candice Swanepoel
A modern-day queen gives less importance to how her king looks, but she highlights his character and his opinions. She focuses on the things that would complement hers. How he treats people is one way of knowing his true self.
Create like a God. Command like a King. Work like a slave.
A queen works as if her life depends on it, and the weight of the world is on her shoulders. She commands as though the whole world hears her, and she creates beauty even in mundane things.
There was once a time when darkness shrouded the world, and the darkness had a queen.Marie Lu
Even darkness bows down to the Queen. She knows how to handle and defeat her enemies and make them bow to her. This shows that even with nothing, a woman can make everything.
In the end, this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.Queen Elizabeth I
A queen’s legacy lasts longer than her reign. She will continue to live like the marble on her grave. It is the vines she grew will she continues to be remembered. The more abundant the vines lived, the longer she’ll be remembered.
Let the Queen do the fighting cos if you lose the King, and you’ve lost everything.Terry Pratchett
In a game of chess, the Queen is the most powerful. To win her game, she must protect her King. She is a willing sacrifice for the kingdom to succeed. She is not an easy enemy to defeat.
In the games of queens and kings, we leave our dreams at the door and we make do with what we have. Sometimes if we’re fortunate, we still manage to have a good life.Melina Marchetta
A queen’s life is not a path full of tulips and immeasurable confidence. A queen sometimes has to leave her happiness behind, and she has to live a life of uncertainty. A lucky Queen will get a good life.
Never did the world make a queen of a girl who hides in houses and dreams without traveling.Roman Payne
The world does not need Queens who don’t desire for the great impossible things. One character of a queen is her ever curiosity of the wonders of the world and her heart’s desire to go out and live her one life as much as possible.
Men fight wars. Women win them.Queen Elizabeth I
A queen influences behind the curtains of the smoking war. She makes herself of use to the soldiers’ wives and children. Her men fight from the courage she has to give.
This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.Queen Elizabeth I
Her faith is the Queen’s resilience against everything. It is in her prayers she gets the heart to continue. A queen who knows how to surrender to God is a Queen who knows her boundaries but has learned to ask for an answered petition.
Once a king o Queen of Narnia, always a king o Queen of Narnia.C.S. Lewis
The people and animals in Narnia will always remember their King and Queens, no matter how long they have gone, or where they’ve come from. A good Queen and King are always remembered.
The least we each ought to do for someone who treats us like a king or a queen is to treat them like a prince or a princess.Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A thankful heart is a noble heart. A queen’s heart is grateful to those who are kind to her, and she shows it through her actions. Those who are worthy in her eyes need not worry during her reign. She will provide and she will protect.
I have the heart of a man, not a woman, and I am not afraid of anything.Queen Elizabeth I
A heart of a man feels things rationally, while a woman’s heart is tender and kind. To have both is leadership. To possess both is power. To deny fear is to let hope flourish. To let hope grow is one step towards winning.
My Queen, this is for you. I bring you the stars, the stars from the borderless sea.Matt Suddain
Her royal subjects will try to impress her with material things, but only those of the brave and mighty will get her the wonders of the world, including those of the stars and the universe.
A King and Queen cannot support a crown with eyes looking down. Their universe expands as far as you can see.T.F. Hodge
A queen holds her head high and bows to one. She won’t let her crown fall over trivial things. She only bows down to truth and honor, for she is ahead of everything except the two.
The strength of a kingdom comes from its King, the strength of a King comes from his Queen.Cody Edward Lee Miller
Lucky is a King who has a loyal and fair Queen. He has already an advantage when his Queen is his friend, confidant, and a loyal trustee.
A crown of kisses to the Queen of dreams.Albert Camus
A fierce queen has a crown made of her enemies’ blood. A dauntless queen owns a crown from her subjects’ trust. A queen’s crown is the conclusion of what she has delivered.
They don’t want a princess. They want a war queen.JM Robison
The Princess tends to concentrate on what she doesn’t have rather than what she has been honored with. While a Queen makes most of what she has and never whines.
I’d decided that I was going to stop dressing like a princess and start dressing like a queen.Kiera Cass
It is easy to believe what one sees. There’s power in a mind that thinks and encourages. You are what you think. Your emotions are your heart’s desires.
I love the way he says my name. With the elegance and utmost respect of a King, just before he bows to his Queen.M.J. Abraham
A King only bows to her Queen, while a Queen’s loyalty lies mainly on her King. A kingdom whose King and Queen agree is a powerful one. There is might in a game leveled by two heads.
Real kings and queens are people whose heads are crowned with dreams as they sit on the throne of passion. They rule with visions in the regalia of inspirations!Israelmore Ayivor
A queen lives her life on her terms. Her passion and her dreams are the fuel to her soul. A queen is never without a purpose. She highly thinks of her importance. The relevance of a queen lies on her own goals and passions.
She’s a queen with a little bit of savage.
A queen without a hint of a savage is an untimely queen. A queen will never be without her valor and honor. She has knives hidden under her bosom and she has sharp claws on tender hands.
Queens don’t chase. That’s how your crown falls off.
Chasing is not for Queens. A queen is the one who is chased after. She knows essential things such as respect, love, and attention are given freely, so she wastes no time chasing it after people who aren’t worth having.
Real Queens fix each other’s crown.
Modern true Queens don’t spread negativity and hate. Instead, they value each other’s vulnerability and power. Modern Queen shows support and helps in building another Queen up. She empowers everyone around her without dragging anyone.
In every woman, there is a Queen. Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer. – Norwegian Proverb.
There’s a queen hidden in every woman’s heart. The trick is to find ways on how to allow her magnificent radiance to shine through. It might not be obvious at the time for a queen likes to hide and surprise her enemies. You’ll discover a queen the moment she finished deciding whether you are her enemy or her ally.
Crowns aren’t made of rhinestones. They are made of discipline, determination, and a hard to find alloy called courage.
A queen’s crown is more than plainly diamonds and golds. The braver the Queen, the shimmering her crown is. The firmer she is, the larger her crown is. The crown is her glory.
Be royal in your own fashion: Act like a king to be treated.
How one acts and treats others is a reflection of how one wants to be treated. A strong woman who acts like a Queen is already halfway of becoming one. It is a concern between the mind and matter.
Humility is royalty without a crown.
Attitude is the invisible crown everyone wears. A lame queen wears the most unfavorable manner, while a great one dresses using her virtues. Humility sides with what’s right, and the Queen is always on the right.
Not every Queen needs a king to sit by her throne.
A Queen can survive on her own. Without a king, the Queen’s worth will not diminish. Her worth doesn’t reside with who she is with. She swayed on her own rhythm and she doesn’t need anyone else’s music.
The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.Queen Victoria
A Queen does not bother herself with other’s opinions. She only thinks highly of her rational judgment. When history and her people have their eye on her, Queen Victoria focused on making sure the light stays focused on her.
We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria teaches to be queens to give everything they can, and utilize everything they have to make sure they always win. Queens always win. Defeats are only for those who gave up even at first try. Queens persevere for the common good.
If a man does not treat you like a princess during courtship, he will not treat you like a queen during marriage.Matshona Dhliwayo
A man should treat a girl as to how a king would treat Queen. It is with the utmost respect, increased admiration, and tender kindness. A man who doesn’t treat his woman right is never a man at all.
I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men; they are far superior and always have been.William Golding
A good woman makes most of the things she has. She brings peace when there’s chaos. She brings love when there’s anger. She knows how to cultivate a vine for it to bloom flowers even in winter.
A queen—a queen who bowed to no one, a queen who had faced them all down and triumphed. A queen who owned her body, her life, her destiny, and never apologized for it.Sarah J. Maas
A queen is confident. She celebrates her body and mind and respects their faults. A woman who has who made peace with her insecurities is not someone anyone can just easily trifle with. She knows her every scar and wound, and she celebrates them.
A true queen will protect three things: her king, her throne and her kids.
A queen has her priorities straightened out, and she’ll do everything she can for her family and those dear to her hearts. Her courage runs in plenty, and she’ll continue to untie the rope that binds her family towards provocations.
Here are the different quotes from the series ‘Reign’:
The first lesson I learned was not to wait for a man’s rescue. History is written by the survivors and I am surely that.Catherine de’ Medici
The only people who write history are those who lived long enough to write it. History glorifies those who have endured the passing of time. To be written in history, a queen must play the game and make sure she wins.
You are alive. You will survive this. I know this because I survived. You know that, too. They tried to destroy you by taking your pride and your strength but these things cannot be taken. Not from you. Not ever!Catherine de’ Medici
A strong woman doesn’t let the difficulties she meets break her. A Queen is always with her pride and her strength, for these are the things a queen is made up of. She doesn’t apologize for taking the necessary measures to protect herself nor for the actions she does to survive.
A Queen knows how to build her empire with the same stones that were thrown at her.
A Queen won’t get hurt by the stones people throw, instead, she picks up the stones and gives a different purpose for it. Only when Queenueen knows that the criticism people throw at her can be of good use will she learn that her vulnerability is a force other failed to see.
None of us are responsible for our hearts, only our actions.Mary, Queen of Scots
There is nothing incorrect with how we feel but how we might behave on it. Queens respect their emotions but are not governed by them. Their hearts are their ally, and their minds are the warriors. They won’t apologize for their emotions, but they won’t let these overthrow them.
My life is once again the sum of my choices, not someone else’s crimes.Mary, Queen of Scots
A strong woman celebrates life through her own choices and not on what others think she should do. She is capable of her reasoning. She doesn’t blame others for the consequences of her actions. She takes responsibility in her words.
My dear, never give up a crown. To anybody.Catherine de’ Medici
Queens don’t jeopardize herself or settle for less. They hardly change for anyone. They are masters of their own will. She remains true to her ideals, and she betrays nothing but her enemies.
We all die Gideon. The question is what we stood for while we lived.Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen Mary from the series ‘Reign’ teaches young queens to make most out of life. Queen needs to chase the things that make her life worth living. The stands she takes will evaluate the kind of life she relished.
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.Queen Elizabeth II
Life always has some things to teach us. No one holds the most dominant understanding, and some mysteries will always remain unanswered. There is no formula for how things should be. We are all meant to enjoy the wonders of the world. Being too curious will only kill happiness.
It has perhaps always been the case that the waging of peace is the hardest form of leadership of all.Queen Elizabeth II
Opinions will always clash, and people will always find something to argue over. To find balance is a virtue only some have mastered. The only way the world survives is through the differences everyone has. The moment we focus on only one thing is the moment we lose our diversity, uniqueness, and character.
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.Queen Elizabeth II
People with brave hearts continue to survive. They don’t give up, even when faced with perilous situations. They get up every morning and continue living their lives like they did not crumble down the night before.
Grief is the price we pay for love.Queen Elizabeth II
The other side of love is the impending sadness. A heart that loves is a heart that is ready for trouble. Sadness and love come hand in hand. Without sadness, it is not love and vice versa. The amount of pain one receives measures the value of true love. The stronger the pain is, the heavier the love.
There are long periods when life seems a small, dull round, a petty business with no point, and then suddenly we are caught up in some great event which gives us a glimpse of the solid and durable foundations of our existence.Queen Elizabeth II
Life doesn’t make sense when viewed in a daily manner. But when one looks back, it will be realized that every little happening has its consequences. The trial today can give the lesson one needs in the future.
It has always been easy to hate and destroy; to build and to cherish is much more difficult.Queen Elizabeth II
It’s easier to build hate, but it’s harder to find positivity in everything. A weary heart consumes whatever it needs even when it’s anger and sadness. It easily loses hope, especially when weakens by challenges and fears. A heart full of judgment do no sway easily, but a heart that relies on false chains is tender and easier to slay.
To all the girls who no longer believe in fairy tales or happy endings: you are the writer of this story. Chin up and straighten your crown. You’re Queenueen of this kingdom and only you know how to rule it.
A queen doesn’t fight for a happy ever after. She fights with mercy in her heart, kindness in her voice, and passion in her souls for freedom, equality, and peace. A Queen sets her eyes on the most important goals.
She’s the kind of Queen that knows her crown isn’t on her head but in her soul.
When a strong woman realizes that her crown is the soul that never hides against the inconveniences of life, she has reached her highest nature. A strong woman possesses a gift no one can take. Her soul will yearn for her kingdom, and she must listen to it. 83. You are not his princess. You are your Queen.Nikita Gill
A strong woman isn’t anyone’s princess. She isn’t anyone’s second best. No one is above her, not is she beneath someone. She stops for nothing but herself. A Queen stands on her own; dignified and royal, even without the help of anyone. She is her own warrior.
A queen will always turn pain into power.
The Queen’s pain is the fuel to her power. The painful it gets, the stronger she can be. She kept her tears well hidden, for she does not want to appear too weak. But on her own, she carries a forgiving heart.
A Queen never leaves her throne to address a peasant throwing stones.
A Queen knows how and whom to use her power exceedingly well. She knows that people will always throw stones at things that are too perfect or those they can’t understand. A Queen must realize that her mind and the mind of a peasant has of different level of understanding.
A modern queen doesn’t necessarily need a crown on her head, or a kingdom to rule. She doesn’t need a King, or to be someone else’s Queen. She is a Queen only for herself and for herself alone.
She fights her battle with perseverance and grace. She offers all that she has for the good of everyone around her. Her sacrifices are her weapons and use them accurately. A modern queen takes pride in things the things she does. She offers consolation to her fellow Queens. She made peace with her vulnerabilities and continue to work hard. A modern Queen is a fearless and savage queen.