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#1. William tapped Nicholas on the shoulder and said, My advice to you is more speeches and more parades. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#2. The cat does not negotiate with the mouse. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#3. Gregory Rasputin, his bloodstream filled with poison, his body punctured by bullets, had died by drowning. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#4. With tears in her eyes, Alexandra assured him that the husband and father was infinitely more precious to her than the tsar whose throne she had shared. Nicholas finally broke. Laying his head on his wife's breast, he sobbed like a child. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#5. There would be no Lenin without Rasputin. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#6. There are all these things I want to do when I don't have to finish a book. But I have to keep writing because I keep having children. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#7. This marriage had resulted from impulse: he had seen her on a high-flying swing at Tsarkoe Selo and her skirt, flared by the breeze, had exposed her ankles; he had proposed the following day. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#8. We human beings often see only what is before our eyes. But God in His infinite justice searches the heart and our secret motives and manifests accordingly to us His mercy. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#9. One of the things that really bothers me is that Americans don't have any sense of history. The majority of Americans don't have any idea of where we've come from, so they naturally succumb to the kind of cliche version that Ronald Reagan represented. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#10. One frequent visitor, an opera singer, often rang up Rasputin simply to sing to him his favorite songs over the telephone. Taking the telephone, Rasputin danced around the room, holding the earpiece to his ear. At the table, Rasputin stroked the arms and hair of the women sitting next to him. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#11. For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#12. In Russia everything is a secret, but there is no secrecy. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#13. I used to say to myself that happiness and misery depend on ourselves. If you feel unhappy, rise above it and act so that your happiness may be independent of all outside events. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#14. Four of my children are daughters, and I've watched them devote themselves to reading books about how little girls learn to become women - how they learn to deal with boys and men, and the different hurdles females have to go over. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#15. Later, concealment of pride in humility came to be recognized as a deliberate and useful tactic which Sophia - renamed Catherine - used when confronting crisis and danger. Threatened, she drew around herself a cloak of meekness, deference, and temporary submission. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#16. The love of power and the power to attract love were not easy to reconcile. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#17. She sent me a bottle with a liquid composed of lemon juice, egg white and French brandy. In a few days my sunburn disappeared and since then I have always used this mixture. One - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#18. She had dealt with her pregnancy by wrapping herself in dreams. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#19. A child can do nothing in his weakness. A man can do much.' - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#20. Alone knows what times we are living in when undisguised selfishness stifles all feelings of conscience, duty, or even ordinary decency. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#21. She (historian Barbara Tuchman) draws on skepticism, not cynicism, leaving the reader not so much outraged by human ability as amused and saddened by human folly. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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#22. The German leaders, said Winston Churchill, turned upon Russia the most grisly of all weapons. They transported Lenin in a sealed truck like a plague bacillus from Switzerland into Russia. - Author: Robert K. Massie
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