Queen Elizabeth II

Whatever ones opinion is about imperialism it still exist and is part of our world history.  As my dad likes to say about people who have control over others, ‘somebody has to play the role’.  Someone like the queen was born into the situation, in her defense she had very little to do with the position she was placed in.  Queen Elizabeth II did her job about as good as it could be done.  To do something for 70 years an still be beloved by the majority of people is an amazing achievement.  British royalty had a reign whose fairytale time has come and gone, she was the end of an era.

Queen Elizabeth ll quotes

The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.

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“Giant leaps often start with small steps.”

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“I know of no single formula for success, but over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal, and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration, to work together.”

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“Let us not take ourselves too seriously.  None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.”

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