If there were two princes in Christendom who had good will and courage, it would be very easy to reconcile the religious difficulties; there is only one Jesus Christ and one faith, and all the rest is a dispute over trifles.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603), Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 10, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).
Referring to the ongoing arguments between Protestants (of which Elizabeth was one) and Roman Catholics in England and other parts of Europe. She said this to the French Ambassador, whose country was Catholic.