Talk:Catherine II of Russia

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  • I am one of the people who love the why of things.
  • I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.
  • Me, I shall be an autocrat: that is my trade; and The Good God will forgive me: that is His.
    • Moi, je serai autocrate: c'est mon metier; Et le Bon Dieu me pardonnnera: c'est son metier.
  • If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off
  • In my position you have to read when you want to write and to talk when you would like to read.
  • Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30.