Never did I believe there could be such utter happiness in this world, such a feeling of unity between two mortal beings. I love you, those three words have my life in them.
“We must give a strong country to baby (Alexei). Be firm, Russia loves to feel the whip, its their nature. How I wish I could pour my will into your veins. Be Peter the Great, Ivan the Terrible, crush them all under you.”
"I will never give Anna an official position. She is my friend, I wish to retain her as such.
“Though we know that the storm is coming nearer and nearer, our souls are at peace. Whatever happens will be through God’s will.”
“"The way a man treats a woman is the best identification of his nobility".”
Our love for each other may be sincere and deep on sunny days, but it is never as strong as on days of suffering and sorrow, when all the previously hidden richness of the soul is revealed.
“I have never liked the Emperor William, if only because he is not sincere. He is vain and has always played the comedian. He was always reproaching me with doing nothing for Germany, and has always done his best to separate Russia and France, though I never believed it was for the good of Russia. He will never forgive me this war!”
“I am yours and you are mine, for sure. You are locked in my heart, the key is lost and you have to stay there forever.”
The atmosphere around us is fairly electrified. We feel that a storm is approaching, but we know that God is merciful, and will care for us. 1918
"At 6:30 Sednyov & Nagorny were taken off to the District Committee. don't (sic) know the reason." 14/27 May 1918
“On the train, the girls are sprawling on the floor with the sun shining full upon them to get brown. From whom have they got that craze?”
To keep the children quiet, I made them think of things and then guess them. Olga always thinks of the sun, clouds, sky, rain or something belonging to the heavens, explaining to me that it makes her so happy to think of that."
“ＷＩＴＨ ＡＮＧＵＩＳＨ, I think of their future - so unknown! Well, all must be placed into God’s hands with trust and faith. Life is a riddle, the future hidden behind a curtain, and when I look at our big Olga, my heart fills with emotion and wondering as to what is in store for her - what will her lot be?"
‘ I must have a person to myself, if I want to be my real self. I am not made to shine before an assembly - I have not got the easy nor the witty talk one needs for that. I like the internal being, and that attracts me with great force. As you know, I am of the preacher type. I want to help others in life, to help them to fight their battles and bear their crosses... ‘ 1905
'December 24. Sunday. Tobolsk. Christmas Eve. Preparing gifts. Breakfast downstairs. Decorated Christmas tree, laid out the gifts. Tea. Then I went to the guards from the 4th Infantry Regiment, all together 20 people'. December 24
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