"I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade and the good Lord will forgive me, that's his."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that."Catherine the Great on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."Catherine the Great on Mahatma Gandhi
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."Catherine the Great on John F. Kennedy
"Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them."Catherine the Great on Bruce Lee
"Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much."Catherine the Great on Oscar Wilde
"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 beg you take courage the brave soul can mend even disaster."
"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."