We will not have failure - only success and new learning.

Queen Victoria

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

Queen Victoria

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

Queen Victoria

Were women to "unsex" themselves 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

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

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

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

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.

Queen Victoria

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.

Queen Victoria

I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.

Queen Victoria

Bring me a cup of tea and the 'Times.'

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

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

Queen Victoria

Oh, that peace may come.

Queen Victoria

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

Queen Victoria

Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can.

Queen Victoria

That Book (the BIBLE) accounts for the supremacy of England.

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

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

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

Oh! was ever woman so blessed as I am.

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

Being pregnant is an occupational hazard of being a wife.

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

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

When I think of a merry, happy, and free young girl - and look at the ailing aching state a young wife is generally doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.

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

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

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

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

An ugly baby is a very nasty object - and the prettiest is frightful.

Queen Victoria