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    The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. ⏤ Winston Churchill


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The grandfather builds the Empire, the father squanders the Empire, and the son loses the Empire.

Chinese Proverbs

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

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

Joseph Chamberlain

How is the Empire?

King George V

London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.

Voltaire

Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.

Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder

No, men and women of the Irish race, we shall not fight for England. We shall fight for the destruction of the British Empire and the construction of an Irish republic.

James Larkin

The most fundamental purpose of government is defense, not empire.

Joseph Sobran

The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire.

Dave Barry

Your real self - the "I am I" - is master of this land, the ruler of this empire. You rightfully have power and dominion over it, all its inhabitants, and all contained in its realm.

Robert Collier

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.

Publilius Syrus

A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.

Lord Byron

During the first six years of my life, Hungary was one of the most important components of the Habsburg dynasty's vast Austro-Hungarian Empire, but after World War I it became an independent national entity.

Georg Solti

With the NDAA, his failure to close Guantanamo Bay and the ramping use of drones, President Obama looks suspiciously like President Bush, a man on a quest for American Empire.

Justin Sane

The mission of the United States is one of benevolent assimilation.

William McKinley

The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.

Edward Bond

The world has fundamentally changed. It fundamentally changed when the Berlin Wall came down and the 'evil empire' ceased to exist. We are engaged around the world whether we like it or not.

Robert Foster Bennett

My birth neither shook the German Empire nor caused much of an upheaval in the home. It pleased mother, caused father a certain amount of pride and my elder brother the usual fraternal jealousy of a hitherto only son.

Conrad Veidt

You all know the reasons which have impelled me to renounce the throne. But I want you to understand that in making up my mind I did not forget the country or the empire, which, as Prince of Wales and lately as King, I have for twenty-five years tried to serve.

King Edward VIII

Such a prostitution of judicial power can never occur again under the shadow of the British law, for no jury within the wide circle of the empire would submit to such an infraction of their privilege, even if a judge could be found daring enough to attempt it.

Joseph Howe

However much we may sympathize with a small nation confronted by a big and powerful neighbours, we cannot in all circumstances undertake to involve the whole British Empire in a war simply on her account.

Neville Chamberlain

The first condition of success for the League of Nations is, therefore, a firm understanding between the British Empire and the United States of America and France and Italy that there will be no competitive building up of fleets or armies between them.

Arthur Henderson

It is a cliche these days to observe that the United States now possesses a global empire - different from Britain's and Rome's but an empire nonetheless.

Robert D. Kaplan

What can we say about a marketing culture that so openly feeds and colludes with obsession? The Disney empire has developed this to an unprecedented degree of professionalism.

Rowan Williams

If monarchy is corrupting - and it is - wait till you see what overt empire does to us.

Daniel Ellsberg

But a multitude of people, even the two hundred million of the Chinese empire, cannot subsist without civil government.

Ezra Stiles

All for Australia and the Empire.

Joseph Lyons

Basically, what Economic Hit Men are trained to do is to build up the American empire. To create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we've been very successful.

John Perkins

So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It's an empire. There's no two ways about it. It's a huge empire. It's been extremely successful.

John Perkins

This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that.

John Perkins

Well, the Empire State was about 40' high in the studio. King Kong was a little model about 2' high, and the scenery that he worked in was in proportion to his size.

Fay Wray

When it was over my daughter said, 'Oh, I felt so sorry for him - he didn't want to hurt you, he liked you.' That was Victoria. When you visualize him up there on top of the Empire State Building, you do feel sorry for him.

Fay Wray

Great Britain has lost an Empire and has not yet found a role.

Dean Acheson

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

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.

William Blake

President Reagan was a leader at a time when the American people most needed leadership. He outlined a vision that captured the imagination of the free world, a vision that toppled the Communist empire and freed countless millions.

Dennis Hastert

If that for which the Spanish Empire has stood since the days of Charles V is right, then everything for which the United States stands and has always stood is wrong.

Henry Cabot Lodge

We've built the largest empire in the history of the world. It's been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It's only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort.

John Perkins

The British seizure of Hongkong was an aspect of one of the most ugly crimes of the British Empire: the takeover and destruction of India, and the use of India to flood China with opium.

Robert Trout

Were you to read the British press today, you would learn that the British Empire never forgets its defeats.

Robert Trout

America is a Nation with a mission - and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace - a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.

George W. Bush

The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.

Joseph Conrad

The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy.

Woodrow Wilson

To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.

Abbie Hoffman

Eddie Fisher married to Elizabeth Taylor is like me trying to wash the Empire State Building with a bar of soap.

Don Rickles

Look to the past and remember no empire rises that sooner or later won't fall.

Al Stewart

If Germany is to become a colonizing power, all I say is, God speed her! She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.

William Ewart Gladstone

Exploitation and oppression is not a matter of race. It is the system, the apparatus of world-wide brigandage called imperialism, which made the Powers behave the way they did. I have no illusions on this score, nor do I believe that any Asian nation or African nation, in the same state of dominance, and with the same system of colonial profit-amassing and plunder, would have behaved otherwise.

Han Suyin

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

And the end of the fight is a 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

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

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

Thomas Babington Macaulay

We seem, as it were, to have conquered and peopled half the world in a fit of absence of mind.

Sir John Robert Seeley

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

Joseph R. Sizoo

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 that is governed by shopkeepers.

Adam Smith

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

There is no human failure greater than to launch a profoundly important endeavor and then leave it half done. This is what the West has done with its colonial system. It shook all the societies in the world loose from their old moorings. But it seems indifferent whether or not they reach safe harbor in the end.

Dame Barbara Ward

Other nations use force; we Britons alone use Might.

Evelyn Waugh

Canada evolved within the British Empire: it inherited the Parliamentary system, the Cabinet system and all the other features of the British constitutional system which had been in place, for the most part, for several centuries before Canada was even thought of.

Stockwell Day

All comparisons between America's current place in the world and anything legitimately called an empire in the past reveal ignorance and confusion about any reasonable meaning of the concept empire, especially the comparison with the Roman Empire.

Donald Kagan

On the eve of World War I, an estimated two million Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire. Well over a million were deported and hundreds of thousands were simply killed.

Eliot Engel

I hereby accuse the North American empire of being the biggest menace to our planet.

Hugo Chavez

The Commonwealth has had consistently bad press. It was originally seen as a kind of hangover empire. People have long predicted its demise.

Ben Pimlott

The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire.

Mitt Romney

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

Tacitus

The current health crisis, however, is a little more the work of the evil empire. We were told, we were assured, that the more meat and dairy and poultry we ate, the healthier we'd be.

Mark Bittman

I'm still a member of the Empire! Although I sometimes feel like an American with a British accent - you get contaminated after so long.

Gary Oldman

I see a New York that is once again the empire state.

Carl Paladino

I'm trying to build an empire, because after this, I cannot get a normal job.

Nicole Polizzi

I was very nervous about taking on an empire that was richer and far more powerful than I will ever be. It was very daunting.

Sienna Miller

Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.

Lyndon B. Johnson

It was luxuries like air conditioning that brought down the Roman Empire. With air conditioning their windows were shut, they couldn't hear the barbarians coming.

Garrison Keillor

The price of empire is America's soul, and that price is too high.

J. William Fulbright

The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected upon the grave of liberty.

John Lothrop Motley

The reason is that a military defeat of Britain will bring about the disintegration of the British Empire. This would not be of any benefit to Germany.

Franz Halder

I am the Empire at the end of the decadence.

Paul Verlaine

If the Soviet empire still existed, I'd be terrified. The fact is, we can afford a fairly ignorant presidency now.

Newt Gingrich

For starters, this country embodies something utterly unique: History's first democratic empire. Beginning in the post war era, we have used free trade and democracy to create a series of interlocking relationships that end war.

Armstrong Williams

Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires.

Paul Harris

An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.

Montesquieu

I have behind me not only the splendid traditions and the annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire; of societies old and new; of lands and races different in history and origins but all, by God's Will, united in spirit and in aim.

Elizabeth II

The Spanish Empire eventually collapsed because of its expensive taste for warfare and conquest.

Robert Kiyosaki

Empire and liberty.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.

Benjamin Franklin

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