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Born: 1970-01-01
Profession: Royalty
Nation: Russian
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I praise loudly. I blame softly.

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A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.

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I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.

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You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings.

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I may be kindly, I am ordinarily gentle, but in my line of business I am obliged to will terribly what I will at all.

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Power without a nation's confidence is nothing.

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The more a man knows, the more he forgives.

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All this is only for the mice and myself to admire!

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I am one of the people who love the why of things.

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I like to praise and reward loudly, to blame quietly.

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I shall be an autocrat: that's my trade. And the good Lord will forgive me: that's his.

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If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.

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In my position you have to read when you want to write and to talk when you would like to read.

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In politics a capable ruler must be guided by circumstances, conjectures and conjunctions.

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Men make love more intensely at 20, but make love better, however, at 30.

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Your wit makes others witty.

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For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied - whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of.

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An educated people can be easily governed.

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

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

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

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Every man has a wild beast within him.

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Rogues, would you live forever?

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History has repeatedly shown that when a new method or material becomes available, new uses for it arise.

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The 20th Century was the century of Aviation and the century of Globalization. The next century will be the century of Space.

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There is more He-3 energy on the Moon than we have ever had in the form of fossil fuels on Earth. All we have to do is to go there and get it.

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We have never succeeded in slowing down our nuclear fusion reactors.

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France generates a significant part of its energy requirements from fission reactors and these have achieved a perfect safety record. We build ours all differently.

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I have long felt that an investment by the Department of Energy of a million dollars a year for the next 30 years would pay a higher return than any other investment this country could ever make.

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It is clear that the nation that assumes stewardship of the Moon now will inherit stewardship of the galaxy in the coming millennium. I think the USA is ready for that challenge!

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Nearly all of our existing power sources are generators which use a heat cycle. This includes our coal, oil, and gas fired utilities, our automobiles, trucks, and trains, and even our nuclear fission utility power plants.

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Nuclear fusion of light elements like hydrogen or helium would permit approaching the speed of light. It seems very attractive to refuel your space ships where the fuel is.

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Our present nuclear fusion reactors are classified by the methods used to support the nuclear fusion reaction, which takes place at a temperature much hotter than the surface of the Sun.

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Rocket scientists agree that we have about reached the limit of our ability to travel in space using chemical rockets. To achieve anything near the speed of light we will need a new energy source and a new propellant. Nuclear fission is not an option.

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This is no job for a UN committee. It needs the same kind of unwavering dedication and the kinds of people that got us the first nuclear submarine and the first man on the moon.

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We need the kind of leadership exemplified by President Kennedy to just do it! But we must do it as good stewards, aggressively exerting control over the moon. We can best do this by going there.

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When you buy a gallon of gas, over 60 percent of the energy you pay for goes out the radiator in the form of waste heat? That's why you have a radiator in your car in the first place.

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