"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Catherine the Great on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Catherine the Great on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Catherine the Great on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Catherine the Great on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Catherine the Great on Abraham Lincoln
"I beg you take courage the brave soul can mend even disaster."
"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."