Inspirational Quotes from Frederick the Great

Every man has a wild beast within him.

Frederick the Great

A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.

Frederick the Great

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.

Frederick the Great

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

Frederick the Great

It seems to me that man is made to act rather than to know: the principles of things escape our most persevering researches.

Frederick the Great

Don’t forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.

Frederick the Great

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

Frederick the Great

An educated people can be easily governed.

Frederick the Great

He who defends everything defends nothing.

Frederick the Great

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

Frederick the Great

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

Frederick the Great

Rogues, would you live forever?

Frederick the Great

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

Frederick the Great