Being the second son of George V, George VI was never meant to ascend the British throne. However, following the abdication of his older brother Edward VIII, he became the third monarch of the House of Windsor. Despite his stuttering, he delivered rousing speeches to inspire the people of the British Empire to take up arms against Nazi Germany during the Second World War. His willingness to share the hardships of the regular people by staying in London during the Blitz made him a symbol of British determination and resistance. Arguably the greatest ruler of the UK in recent history, he considered service to others as the highest of distinctions. We have collected several of his quotes from various archived materials, historical books, his writings, and other historical materials. Here are some of the things that he had to say on ruling, wars, government, loyalty, and duty.