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Catherine Ii Quotes

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

Your wit makes others witty.