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Frederick the Great Quotes

"If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army."

"Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand."

"I begin by taking. I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right."

"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."

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

"Always presume that the enemy has dangerous designs and always be forehanded with the remedy. But do not let these calculations make your timid."

"What is the good of experience if you do not reflect?"

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