27 June 1709 Posted on June 26, 2011 by Staff In the Battle of Poltava, Peter the Great defeated Charles XII of Sweden Famous Words of Inspiration..."Be courageous. I have seen many depressions in business. Always America has emerged from these stronger and more prosperous. Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith! Go forward!" Thomas A. Edison — Click here for more from Thomas A. Edison No related posts.