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Christina of Sweden
(1626-1689) born on
Dec 08
Swedish ruler. As Queen of Sweden (1644-54) she stunned all Europe by abdicating her throne.
         
   
F
There is a star above us which unites souls of the first order, though worlds and ages separate them.

R
Life becomes useless and insipid when we have no longer either friends or enemies.
A
God has neither form nor shape under which we can know Him; when he speaks of Himself in metaphors and similes, He is adapting Himself to our foolishness, our limited capacity.
N
It is necessary to try to surpass one's self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
K
As you know, no one over thirty years of age is afraid of tittle-tattle. I myself find it much less difficult to strangle a man than to fear him.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Maxims, 1660-1680," in "Pensees de Christine, reine de Suede," 1825.
R: "Maxims, 1660-1680," in "Pensees de Christine, reine de Suede," 1825.
A: Marginal notes, c. 1684, in "Christina of Sweden," by Sven Stolpe, 1960.
N: In "The Book of Success," ed. Richard Shea, 1993.
K: Letter, 1657, in "Christina of Sweden," by Sven Stolpe, 1960.
   


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