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Snippets which may be of interest

Which wolf are you?

There is a battle of two wolves inside us all.

One is evil; it is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego.

One is good; It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth.

The wolf that survives and wins? It is the one which you feed.

4 things you can’t take back in life:

• Words after they’re said.

• Moments after they’re missed.

• Actions after they’re done.

• Time after it’s gone.

So, choose to be careful of what you say, what you do, and what you let pass by... You may not be able to get it back.

What a marvelous Queen, what a marvelous speech. Those were the days, those were your rulers.

Elizabeth I at Tilbury (prior to war)

My loving people

We have been persuaded by some that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit our selves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people.

Let tyrants fear. I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good-will of my subjects; and therefore I am come amongst you, as you see, at this time, not for my recreation and disport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live and die amongst you all; to lay down for my God, and for my kingdom, and my people, my honour and my blood, even in the dust.

I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too, and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realm; to which rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.

I know already, for your forwardness you have deserved rewards and crowns; and We do assure you on a word of a prince, they shall be duly paid. In the mean time, my lieutenant general shall be in my stead, than whom never prince commanded a more noble or worthy subject; not doubting but by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and your valour in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over these enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people.