Frederick The Great

1712 - 1786

A Quote by Frederick II, "The Great"

Audacity, audacity-always audacity.

Frederick The Great (1712 - 1786)

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A Quote by Frederick II, "The Great" on books and happiness

Books make up no small part of human happiness.

Frederick The Great (1712 - 1786)

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A Quote by Frederick II, "The Great"

He who defends everything defends nothing.

Frederick The Great (1712 - 1786)

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A Quote by Frederick II, "The Great" on despair

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One should never despair too soon.

Frederick The Great (1712 - 1786)

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A Quote by Frederick II, "The Great" on blindness

To your care and recommendation am I indebted for having replaced a half-blind mathematician with a mathematician with both eyes, which will especially please the anatomical members of my Academy. [To D'Alembert about Lagrange. Euler had vacated the post.]

Frederick The Great (1712 - 1786)

Source: D. M. Burton, Elementary Number Theory, Boston: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1976.

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A Quote by Frederick II, "The Great" on agreement and people

My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfies us both. They are to do what they please, and I am to do what I please.

Frederick The Great (1712 - 1786)

Source: Ascribed.

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A Quote by Frederick II, "The Great" on love, society, and truth

A man that seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.

Frederick The Great (1712 - 1786)

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A Quote by Frederick II, "The Great" on men, pleasure, and world

The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.

Frederick The Great (1712 - 1786)

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