Top 10 Quotes by Frederick the Great

Fredick II(January 24, 1712 – August 17, 1786), aka Frederick the Great, was the King of Prussia for 46 years. He was known as a military genius making Prussia’s army one of the strongest in Europe.

Here are Frederick the Great’s top ten greatest quotes:

I.

Great things are achieved only when we take great risks.

II.

It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.

III.

An educated people can be easily governed.

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IV.

He who defends everything defends nothing.

V.

All religions must be tolerated… for… every man must get to heaven his own way.

VI.

The more I see of men, the better I like my dog.

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VII.

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.

VIII.

God is always with the strongest battalions.

IX.

An educated people can easily be governed.

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X.

Be more than you seem to be.

Thank you Frederick the Great!

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Interesting Frederick the Great Facts:

  • He was nicknamed the “Old Fritz”.
  • He had no children, and so was succeeded by his brother’s son.
  • He was also a musician, composing 4 sonatas and more than 100 sonatas.

What are some of your favorite Frederick the Great quotes?

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