My mortal foe can no way wish me greater harm than England’s hate; neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betides me.
Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princes? Little man, little man! Thy father, if he had been alive, durst not have used that word.
There is one thing higher than Royalty: and that is religion, which causes us to leave the world, and seek God.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!
God has given such brave soldiers to this Crown that, if they do not frighten our neighbors, at least they prevent us from being frightened by them.
Monarchs ought to put to death the authors and instigators of war, as their sworn enemies and as dangers to their states.
There is nothing about which I am more anxious than my country, and for its sake, I am willing to die ten deaths if that be possible.