Catherine the Great Quotes
Most popular Catherine the Great Quotes
I praise loudly; I blame softly.
Bad news travels faster than good.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.
I am one of the people who love the why of things.
Peace is necessary to this vast empire; we need population, not devastation.
I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his.
Study mankind. Learn to use men without surrendering to them. Have confidence in those who, if necessary, are courageous enough to contradict you.
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.