Queen Elizabeth II Best Quotes

We're taking a look back at some on Queen Elizabeth's inspiring quotes about happiness, work and sport.

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

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

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

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

“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 neighbour, no matter what race, creed or colour.”

“The birth of a baby brings great happiness--but then the business of growing up begins.”

“People are touched by events which have their roots far across the world.”

“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.”

“For every poppy a life; and a reminder of the grief of loved ones left behind.”

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

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