- At 94 years old, Queen Elizabeth II, has outlasted many world leaders.
- She has reigned for more than 68 years and is the longest-serving British monarch ever, breaking the record set by Queen Victoria, her great-great-grandmother, in 2015.
- To celebrate her milestone birthday, we gathered nine of her most memorable quotes of advice and wisdom.
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“We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection. With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.”
“It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you’re properly trained.”
“Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.”
“Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.”
“Grief is the price we pay for love.”
“Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives, but often a description of a community, organisation or nation.”
“In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.”
“The upward course of a nation’s history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.”
“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.”
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