58 Notable Quotes By Frederick The Great
King of Prussia (1740-1786)
Frederick II, also known as Frederick the Great, was the King of Prussia who belonged to the Hohenzollern dynasty and went on to become the longest ruling monarch from his dynasty. Frederick ruled for a period of 46 years in the 18th century and during his time as a monarch of Prussia, the country won significant military victories. In addition to that, he was a great patron of the arts and his reign coincided with the era that is popularly known as ‘the Enlightenment’. He was without doubt one of the greatest monarchs to have ruled Prussia and during his reign, the empire’s territories grew at an unprecedented rate. As a result, the people bestowed upon him the name 'Frederick the Great'. However, other than being an excellent military strategist, Frederick the Great was also interested in music and arts, which further cemented his place in history as one of the most noteworthy monarchs. Like all great monarchs he also left behind a treasure trove of quotes and thoughts on the aspects of statecraft, warfare, diplomacy and the arts during his illustrious life. Here is a collection of some of the greatest quotes and sayings attributed to Frederick the Great.