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

15 Queen Victoria Quotes

Victoria “Alexandrina Victoria” was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain, Ireland and Empress of India. She was born on 24 May 1819 and died on 22 January 1901.

Victoria Day “Fête de la Reine” also known as May Two-Four, May Long and May Long Weekend, is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on her birthday in her memory.

15 Queen Victoria Quotes – Victoria Day

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

“Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.” » 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

“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

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

“An ugly baby is a very nasty object, and the prettiest is frightful when undressed.” » Queen Victoria

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

“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

“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

“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

“He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting. (of Mr. Gladstone)” » Queen Victoria Day

“We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat. They do not exist.” » Queen Victoria

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