Quotes of Empire

“ The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose. ”

- Sir William Blake

“ All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. ”

- Aristotle

“ An empire is an immense egotism. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Empire and liberty. ”

- Marcus Tullius Cicero

“ Empires built on force will always be destroyed. Those built on trust in Christ will remain. ”

- Joseph R. Sizoo

“ How is the Empire? ”

- King George V

“ Keep our Empire undismembered guide our Forces by Thy Hand, gallant blacks from far Jamaica, Honduras and Togoland; protect them Lord in all their fights, and even more, protect the whites. ”

- John Betjeman

“ Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself. ”

- Percy Bysshe Shelley

“ Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come. ”

- Joseph Chamberlain

“ The reluctant obedience of distant provinces generally costs more than it is worth. Empires which branch out widely are often more flourishing for a little timely pruning. ”

- Thomas B. Macaulay

“ To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace. ”

- Publius Cornelius Tacitus

“ Without the Empire we should be tossed like a cork in the cross current of world politics. It is at once our sword and our shield. ”

- William Morris Hughes

“ Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role. ”

- Dean Acheson

“ A monarchy is a merchantman, which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock and go to the bottom, whilst a republic is a raft which will never sink, but then your feet are always in water. ”

- Fisher Ames

“ Republic of letters. ”

- Henry Fielding

“ The Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman nor an Empire. ”

- Voltaire

“ This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire. ”

- Voltaire

“ The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ And the end of the fight is tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear, "A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.". ”

- Rudyard Kipling

“ Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low. ”

- Virgil

“ Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure. ”

- Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“ Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure. ”

- Seneca

“ Take up the White Man's burden — send forth the best ye breed — go, bind your sons to exile to serve your captives need. ”

- Rudyard Kipling

“ To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers. ”

- Adam Smith

“ Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure. ”

- Edward Lee Thorndike

“ He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. ”

- Lao tzu

“ He had a heart that could have held the empire of the world; and, in the end, he had to content himself with a cellar. ”

- Gaston Leroux

“ They say the sun never sets over the British Empire, but it rises every morning. The sky must get awfully crowded. ”

- Steven Wright
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