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Catherine the Great
(1729-1796) born on
May 02
Russian empress. As Empress, 1762-1796, she worked toward westernization, expansion, and made St. Petersburg a cultural rival with Paris.
         
   
F
I am one of the people who love the why of things.

R
A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.
A
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.
N
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.
K
I praise loudly, I blame softly
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 20 Jan 1776.
R: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
A: Correspondance with Baron F. M. Grimm, 1878.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: Letter, 23 Aug 1794.
   


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