Quotation by Elizabeth I

Let the good service of well-deservers be never rewarded with loss. Let their thanks be such as may encourage more strivers for the like.
Elizabeth I (1533–1603), Queen of England (1558-1603). As quoted in The Sayings of Queen Elizabeth, ch. 11, by Frederick Chamberlin (1923).

To Sir Henry Sidney, governor of Ireland.
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