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Catherine The Great

May 2, 1729 - November 6, 1796 ·


I will live to make myself not feared.

- Catherine The Great (1750) ·

Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.

- Catherine The Great (1750) ·

The Equality of the Citizens consists in this; that they should all be subject to the same Laws. This Equality requires Institutions so well adapted, as to prevent the Rich from oppressing those who are not so wealthy as themselves

- Catherine The Great (1768) ·

I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.

- Catherine The Great (1750) ·

The usage of torture is contrary to all the dictates of nature and reason; even mankind itself cries out against it, and demands loudly the total abolition of it.

- Catherine The Great (1768) ·