Peter I of Russia Quote

Alas! I have civilized my own subjects; I have conquered other nations; yet I have not been able to civilize or to conquer myself.


Attributed in Sholto Percy and Reuben Percy, The Percy Anecdotes (1826), Vol. 1, p. 55

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Alas! I have civilized my own subjects; I have conquered other nations; yet I have not been able to civilize or to conquer myself.

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Alas! I have civilized my own subjects; I have conquered other nations; yet I have not been able to civilize or to conquer myself.

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Alas! I have civilized my own subjects; I have conquered other nations; yet I have not been able to civilize or to conquer myself.

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Alas! I have civilized my own subjects; I have conquered other nations; yet I have not been able to civilize or to conquer myself.