I found myself without money, without credit, without army, without experience and knowledge of my own and finally, also without any counsel because each one of them at first wanted to wait and see how things would develop.

— Maria Theresa

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While other nations do battle, you lucky Austria, you wed.


I do not sleep; I wish to meet my death awake.


Henceforth no Jew, no matter under what name, will be allowed to remain here without my written permission. I know of no other troublesome pest within the state than this race, which impoverished the people by their fraud, usury and money-lending and commits all deeds which an honorable man despises. Subsequently they have to be removed and excluded from here as much as possible.


If I could wish for immortality on earth, it would only be for the power of relieving the distressed.