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

R
Your wits make others witty.
A
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.
N
I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and that good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
K
Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Letter, 23 Aug. 1794.
R: Letter to Voltaire, In "The Complete Works of Catherine II," ed. Evdokimov, 1893.
A: "Memoirs."
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
   


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