Catherine the Great - Quotes

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A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings. ---->>>

I praise loudly. I blame softly. ---->>>

If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off. ---->>>

The more a man knows, the more he forgives. ---->>>

I am one of the people who love the why of things. ---->>>

I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all. ---->>>

Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30. ---->>>

I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.

I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.

I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly. ---->>>

In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.

In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.

All this is only for the mice and myself to admire! ---->>>

In my position you have to read when you want to write and to talk when you would like to read. ---->>>

For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied - whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of. ---->>>

Your wit makes others witty. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Russian
Born: April 21, 1729
Birthplace:
Die: November 6, 1796
Occupation: Royalty
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Catherine II (Russian: Екатерина Алексеевна Yekaterina Alekseyevna; 2 May [O.S. 21 April] 1729 – 17 November [O.S. 6 November] 1796), also known as Catherine the Great (Екатери́на Вели́кая, Yekaterina Velikaya), was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader and arguably the most renowned (wikipedia)