Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most important cultural and political icons in modern British history. As the United Kingdom's longest reigning monarch, she is known for her poise, wit and class. Pocket The Queen Wisdom is an inspiring collection of her majesty's best loved quotes on life, family, politics, fame and history, and celebrates her immense legacy. Some quotes from Queen Elizabeth II: `Grief is the price we pay for love.' `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.' `I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.' `I have to be seen to be believed'