Queen Elizabeth dies: Here are some of her most famous quotes

Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday. Here are some quotes from her 70-plus years on the throne of England.

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- “Over the years, those who have seemed to me to be the most happy, contented and fulfilled have always been the people who have lived the most outgoing and unselfish lives.”

- “I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.”

- “It is through this lens of history that we should view the conflicts of today, and so give us hope for tomorrow.”

- “While we may have more still to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”

- “It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind.”

- “Grief is the price we pay for love.”

- “When peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.”

- “I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”

- “It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.”

- “I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice — but I can do something else, I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”

- “The wartime generation — my generation — is resilient.”

- “You’ve all seen pictures of the earth taken from space. Unlike all the other planets in the solar system, earth shimmers green and blue in the sunlight and looks (like) a very pleasant place to live.”

- “Often a child’s helplessness and vulnerability bring out the best in us.”

- “Right around the world, people gather to compete under standard rules and, in most cases, in a spirit of friendly rivalry. Competitors know that, to succeed, they must respect their opponents; very often, they like each other too.”

- “Religion and culture are much in the news these days, usually as sources of difference and conflict, rather than for bringing people together. But the irony is that every religion has something to say about tolerance and respecting others.”

- “Everyone is our neighbor, no matter what race, creed or color.”

- “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.”

- “Sport has a wonderful way of bringing together people and nations.”

- “Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves — from our recklessness or our greed.”

- “It’s worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.”

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