|Name: Catherine II||Find on Amazon India: Link|
|Nationality: Russian||Find on Amazon: Link|
I am one of the people who love the why of things.
I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.
I shall be an autocrat: that’s my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that’s his.
In my position you have to read when you want to write and to talk when you would like to read.
In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.
Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30.
Power without a nation’s confidence is nothing.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Your wit makes others witty.
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.