"I beg you take courage the brave soul can mend even disaster."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."Catherine the Great on Steve Jobs
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'"Catherine the Great on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."Catherine the Great on Nelson Mandela
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."Catherine the Great on Winston Churchill
"There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right."Catherine the Great on Ronald Reagan
"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."
"I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his."
"A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache."
"In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions."
"Power without a nation's confidence is nothing."