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Catherine the Great
April 21, 1729 - November 6, 1796
Nationality: Russian
Category: Royalty

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.


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


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


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.


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


I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.


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.


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