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Nicholas quotes
« on: July 02, 2010, 04:23:39 PM »
I'm looking for any interesting quotes said by Nicholas. You can post either single quotes or exchanges between him and another person. They can be funny, serious, weird, whatever works. Thanks!
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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 04:25:12 AM »
"There is no justice among men."
Tsar Nicholas II

"I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling."
Tsar Nicholas II

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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 09:05:46 PM »
"All around me is cowardice and deceit."  -Diary of Nicholas II, very shortly after his abdication.

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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 10:38:02 PM »
"All around me is cowardice and deceit."  -Diary of Nicholas II, very shortly after his abdication.

Not quite right. The actual wording was:

"All around [me there is] treachery, and cowardice, and betrayal."

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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 10:45:16 PM »
"There is no justice among men."
Tsar Nicholas II

"I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling."
Tsar Nicholas II

This thread is a very good idea, however IMO it would be ideal if posters could also provide the source used, to ensure that any translated quotation attributed to Nikolai II can be verified.

Thank you in advance,

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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 03:20:57 AM »
 “Well, here we all are.  What are you going to do now?”

Nicholas to Yurosky, just before the massacre begins.
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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 04:29:29 AM »
This thread is a very good idea, however IMO it would be ideal if posters could also provide the source used, to ensure that any translated quotation attributed to Nikolai II can be verified.

All right!

I read the second one for the first time on "Nicholas II and the tragic end of the Romanovs" by Henri Troyat...if I recall correctly, it was said during a conversation between him and Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich (confirmation needed!, I don't have the book with me now).

I read the second one on a website about famous quotes, don't remember which one exactly.
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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 01:15:42 PM »
Nicholas, after the abdication, picked up the habit of calling himself an 'Ex'. The habit inspired thiis cute little quote which was said when a rather shoddy looking ham showed up on the lunch table during their palace captivity:

"Well, this may have once been a ham, but now it is nothing but an ex-ham."

Source: Nicholas and Alexandra by Massie.
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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 09:39:40 PM »
"All around me is cowardice and deceit."  -Diary of Nicholas II, very shortly after his abdication.

Not quite right. The actual wording was:

"All around [me there is] treachery, and cowardice, and betrayal."

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My apologies - I didn't have the source in front of me.  (blushing) Treachery, that's the word I was missing...but I'm almost certain the word "deceit" was in there...no? 

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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010, 11:36:28 PM »
"All around me is cowardice and deceit."  -Diary of Nicholas II, very shortly after his abdication.

Not quite right. The actual wording was:

"All around [me there is] treachery, and cowardice, and betrayal."

Margarita


My apologies - I didn't have the source in front of me.  (blushing) Treachery, that's the word I was missing...but I'm almost certain the word "deceit" was in there...no? 

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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 12:10:24 AM »
"All around me is cowardice and deceit."  -Diary of Nicholas II, very shortly after his abdication.

Not quite right. The actual wording was:

"All around [me there is] treachery, and cowardice, and betrayal."

Margarita


My apologies - I didn't have the source in front of me.  (blushing) Treachery, that's the word I was missing...but I'm almost certain the word "deceit" was in there...no? 

No.

Nikolai II wrote these words in his diary on March 2, 1917:

"Кругом измена, и трусость, и обман".

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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2010, 01:41:41 AM »
“Well, here we all are.  What are you going to do now?”

Nicholas to Yurosky, just before the massacre begins.

...Source?

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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2010, 02:24:53 AM »
“Well, here we all are.  What are you going to do now?”

Nicholas to Yurosky, just before the massacre begins.

...Source?

These statements attributed to Nikolai II do not ring true.

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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2010, 03:32:29 PM »
Quote
...Source?




My source is Last Days Of The Romanovs by Helen Rappaport.
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Re: Nicholas quotes
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2010, 10:48:37 PM »
I don't believe we could really know what he exactly said in this awful moment.

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