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Catherine the Great Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

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The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
- George Bernard Shaw

Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks
in great and honorable courses
with a sure hope and trust in itself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Know that the essence of life is not
in the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

I have decided to stick with love.
Hate is too great a burden to bear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

Thinking is necessary, but not sufficient, for living a great life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.
- Albert Einstein

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We can do no great things,
only small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Trust men and they will be true to you;
treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

About leadership: No person can be a great leader
unless he takes genuine joy
in the successes of those under him.
- W. A. Nance

To be great is to be misunderstood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

My great concern is not whether you have failed,
but whether you are content with your failure.
- Abraham Lincoln

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort,
and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu


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