56+ Best Queen Victoria Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Victoria was Queen of Great Britain and Ireland from 1837, and as Empress of India from 1877, until her death in 1901. Known as the Victorian era, her reign of 63 years and seven months was longer than that of any of her predecessors. Insightful Queen Victoria quotes will inspire and motivate you re-evaluate the relationship you have with yourself.

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Most Famous Queen Victoria Quotes

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

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

We will not have failure – only success and new learning. – Queen Victoria

Everybody grows but me. – Queen Victoria

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

Being married gives one one’s position like nothing else can. – Queen Victoria

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! – Queen Victoria

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 – Queen Victoria

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! – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

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

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

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

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

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

Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife. – Queen Victoria

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

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! – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

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

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

Oh! was ever woman so blessed as I am. – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

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

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. – Queen Victoria

An ugly baby is a very nasty object – and the prettiest is frightful. – Queen Victoria

There is, however, another subject on which the Queen feels most strongly, and that is this horrible, brutalizing, un-Christian-like vivisection…It must really not be permitted. It is a disgrace to a civilized country. – Queen Victoria

Good Hock (Hochheimer) keeps off the Doc. – Queen Victoria

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

Were women tounsexthemselves 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

Just close your eyes—and think of England. – Queen Victoria

Nothing will turn a man’s home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a dachshund. – Queen Victoria

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

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. – Queen Victoria

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

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. – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

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 . . . – Queen Victoria

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

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. – Queen Victoria

We poor creatures are born for man’s pleasure and amusement and destined to go through endless sufferings and trials. – Queen Victoria

I don’t dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting. – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

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

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. – Queen Victoria

Bring me a cup of tea and the ‘Times.’ – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

She was such a beautiful and sweet creature… and so full of tricks. – Queen Victoria

Oh, that peace may come. – Queen Victoria

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. – Queen Victoria

None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world — so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don’t be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal. – Queen Victoria

A strange, horrible business, but I suppose good enough for Shakespeare’s day. – Queen Victoria

[On alcohol:] Total abstinence is an impossibility and … it will not do to insist on it as a general practice. – Queen Victoria

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