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Empress Frederick

  • Men are perishable, but ideas live.

    • Empress Frederick,
    • 1893, in Sir Frederick Ponsonby, ed., The Letters of the Empress Frederick ()
  • ... one must guard against the fault of being annoyed with one's children for not being what one wished and hoped, what one wanted them to be. One must learn to abandon dreams and to take things as they come and characters as they are — one cannot quarrel with nature, and I suppose it knows best, though to us it seems cruel, perverse and contrary in the extreme. But it ends in one's feeling somewhat solitary at times!

    • Empress Frederick,
    • 1887, in Sir Frederick Ponsonby, ed., The Letters of the Empress Frederick1929)

Empress Frederick, English-born German empress

(1840 - 1901)

Complete name: Victoria Adelaide Mary Louise, or, Victoria, Princess Royal. Firstborn child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert, she became German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III. Widowed, she was widely known as Empress Frederick.