Pyotr Stolypin Quotes (1 quote)
Words on his grave; originally the ending of his Duma speech (24 May 1907)
“An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life—becoming a better person.”
Path of Life (1909)
“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.”
Chance (1913), part II, Chapter 5
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.”
As quoted in: Vanity Fair, Volume 54 (1991), p. 136
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Born: April 14, 1862
Died: September 18, 1911 (aged 49)
Bio: Pyotr Arkadyevich Stolypin served as Prime Minister and the leader of the third Duma, from 1906 to 1911. His tenure was marked by efforts to counter revolutionary groups and by the implementation of noteworthy agrarian reforms. Stolypin's reforms aimed to stem peasant unrest by creating a class of market-oriented smallholding landowners.