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CATHERINE, THE GREAT
Russian empress
(1729 - 1796)

Experience has caused it to be remarked that in the country where the laws are gentle, the minds of the citizens are struck by it, as it is elsewhere by the most severe.
      - [Gentleness]

I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.
  [Fr., Moi, je serai autocrate: c'est mon metier. Et le bon Dieu me pardonnnera: c'est son metier.]
      - attributed to [God : Royalty]

Do sometimes sink with their own weights.
  [Lat., Votre espril en donne aux autres.]
      - Letter to Voltaire [Wit]


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