The best Quotes by Prince Philip

The best Quotes by Prince Philip

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (10 June 1921 - 9 April 2021), was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his children.
When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.
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I learned very early on that it's wise not to take things for granted.
In the long reeds of difficulty and pain, that’s where you find the treasure.
The Crown - Season 2 Episode 4
Who we are is not what we wear or what glitters. It’s the spirit that defines us.
The Crown - Season 2 Episode 9
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.
Everything that wasn't invented by God is invented by an engineer.
A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman.
I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.

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I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge.
Queen Elizabeth II (as Queen of the United Kingdom) - April 2020
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You need to learn to stand up for yourself... and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.
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In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
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Grief is the price we pay for love.
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No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her.
The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.
I have to be seen to be believed.
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.
First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her - for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
A clear and innocent conscience fears nothing.
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country.
King Charles III - September 2022
The less people know about what is really going on, the easier it is to wield power and authority.
Forests are the world's air-conditioning system - the lungs of the planet - and we are on the verge of switching it off.
I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.
I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.
I'm sure it must be absolute hell living with an ancient old thing like me!
King Charles III - 1985, during interview with Diana
To avert disaster, we have not only to teach men to make things but to teach them to have complete moral control over what they make.
All the time I feel I must justify my existence.
We can halt the destruction of the world's rainforests - and even restore parts of them - in order to ensure that the forests do what they are so good at - in other words, storing carbon naturally.
He hasn't found happiness. He's found marriage, the very opposite of happiness.
In the first flush of a romantic love, we’re all blind. We see only what we want to see.
Queen Elizabeth in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 7
To do nothing is often the best course of action, but I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be. History was not made by those who did nothing.
Queen Elizabeth in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 3
It is not my job to govern. But it is my job to ensure proper governance.
That's the thing about unhappiness. All it takes is for something worse to come along and you realize it was actually happiness after all.
Queen Elizabeth in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 8
Some things can only be perceived one way because they only have one meaning.
Queen Elizabeth in The Crown - Season 2 Episode 10
Do we have to know who's gay and who's straight? Can't we just love everybody and judge them by the car they drive?
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Smart women love smart men more than smart men love smart women.
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Women have to be able to remain silent. A woman without silence is like a car without breaks.
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Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.
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Perfection is impossible. In the 1,526 singles matches I played in my career, I won almost 80% of those matches. But what percentage of points did I win? 54%! In other words, even top ranked tennis players win barely more than half the points they play. When you lose every second point on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot.
Roger Federer - Juni 2024

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