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If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off. ...
by Catherine the Great

If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.
- Catherine the Great

You philosophers are lucky men.
You write on paper and paper is patient.
Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.
- Catherine the Great

All this is only for the mice and myself to admire!
- Catherine the Great

I praise loudly.
I blame softly.
- Catherine the Great

 

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.
- Catherine the Great

A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either
imagination or a headache.
- Catherine the Great

Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
- Anwar Sadat

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The Russians feared Ike.
They didn't fear me.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The bomb and the entrance of the Russians into the
war will certainly have an effect on hastening the victory.
- Henry L. Stimson

My parents were angry, but they were relieved that I was in good condition.
They had been afraid the Russians would torture me.
They told me not to do it again!
- Mathias Rust

If the English want a king, it is their business.
If the Russians want communism, it is their business.
If the Americans want our form of government,
it is our business.
- Julius Rosenberg

Television is something the Russians invented to destroy American education.
- Paul Erdos

The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
- Stendhal

The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated
ambiguity that would be clearly understood.
- Alexander Haig

I had to choose between American and British actors,
and it didn't take me more than a second to decide:
Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

The Russians have a lot at stake, and the power of
Moscow pride should never be underestimated.
- Bob Schaffer

Here we were, corrupting all those Russians toward communism.
- Jack Levine

Just five years before that the Russians were our allies.
- Martin Landau

The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows
remind them of Leonid Brezhnev.
- Robin Williams

Where were they when the Russians went down?
- Stacy Keach

Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage
to wipe out languages in Lithuania,
neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the
extent that we had feared.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

The Russians often took advantage of Lend-Lease.
- W. Averell Harriman

We were fortunate to have the Russians as our childhood enemies.
We practiced hiding under our desks in case they had
the temerity to drop a nuclear weapon.
- Kary Mullis

The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to
let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
- George F. Kennan

We didn't push the Russians to intervene,
but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.
- Zbigniew Brzezinski

Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI.
They realized they couldn't beat us.
- Tom Clancy

I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism,
liberal democracy and market economy.
- Garry Kasparov

It was just using the liquid shampoo -
the Russians have one very similar to the stuff we use on the Shuttle -
you just wet your hair with it and then wipe it out.
- Shannon Lucid

I can remember in early elementary school when the
Russians launched the first satellite.
There was still so much unknown about space.
People thought Mars was probably populated.
- Christa McAuliffe

The way I understand it, the Russians are sort of a
combination of evil and incompetence...
sort of like the Post Office with tanks.
- Emo Philips

The thought that we're in competition with Russians
or with Chinese is all a mistake,
and trivial.
We are one species, with a world to win.
- George Wald

The United States can tell you all about what's wrong with the British,
to say nothing of the Russians.
- Arthur Hays Sulzberger

The difference between our decadence and the Russians
is that while theirs is brutal,
ours is apathetic.
- David Sarnoff

So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris,
so when the Russians came to Prague,
I was in Paris.
- Milos Forman

Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don't
express that freedom on a public platform.
- Marc Almond

Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian,
Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew.
- Anton Rubinstein

There has been growing quite a strain of irritating
feeling between our government and the Russians and
it seems to me that it is a time for me to use all
the restraint I can on these other people who have
been apparently getting a little more irritated.
- Henry L. Stimson

The decision, therefore, lies here in the East;
here must the Russian enemy,
this people numbering two hundred million Russians,
be destroyed on the battle field and person by person,
and made to bleed to death .
- Heinrich Himmler

Another adverse factor was the way the Russians received
continual reinforcements from their back areas,
as they fell back.
It seemed to us that as soon as one force was wiped out,
the path was blocked by the arrival of a fresh force.
- Gerd von Rundstedt

Ukraine had quite serious impact on the many Russians.
They could see that ordinary people in Ukraine which is a bordering state,
very close to Russia, the people of this state are,
they didn't want to tolerate anymore the power abuse by Ukrainian officials.
- Garry Kasparov

Most correspondents came from the former colonial powers -
there were British,
French, and a lot of Italians, because there were a
lot of Italian communities there.
And of course there were a lot of Russians.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

All we know is that, at times, fighting the Russians,
we had to remove the piles of enemy bodies from before our trenches,
so as to get a clear field of fire against new waves of assault.
- Paul von Hindenburg

As far as the Russians were concerned,
I felt the reverse; they had adequate gold,
if they wanted to buy, and they weren't dependent upon international trade.
I felt they were more self-sufficient.
- W. Averell Harriman

So you had to rev your engines, to beat the Russians
and I think more than anything,
if the Soviet team would win, or the Soviet athletes would win,
you would see and hear and read about that.
Quite frequently.
So they would make a big issue of it.
- Ralph Boston

And the Russians certainly don't have it.
If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook.
And that's me, the nice American.
The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer.
- Esther Dyson

For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous
psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War,
run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries,
not just by the British or the Americans,
but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations.
- Ernst Zundel

The Russians are turning east to the Chinese -
to the Europeans' surprise.
It always seemed to me that the relationship between
Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx
and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.
- Daniel Yergin

Come to find out, the Russians were never afraid of the Americans.
They weren't raised with the terror that we were by our government.
I was struck by how our government misled us for so many years.
- Deidre Hall

There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively.
First, in the Russian Orthodox religion,
there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease,
which had been authorized by Washington,
that I thought were not justified for their war effort.
They wanted them for postwar use.
- W. Averell Harriman

We have lost one shuttle for every 57 flights and that is not a good ratio.
I do believe we need to continue space flights,
but maybe we can follow the example of the Russians
and use unmanned vehicles to transport hardware into space.
- Lincoln Davis

Don't you want to know what's real and what's not?
I remember when I was a kid,
you know, this whole Cold War thing.
They had us scared of the Russians.
So, it's almost like, what's real and what's not?
- Queen Latifah

I am often on guard over the Russians.
In the darkness one sees their forms move like stick storks,
like great birds.
They come close up to the wire fence and lean their faces against it.
Their fingers hook round the mesh.
- Erich Maria Remarque

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller


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