quote by Robert E. Lee

The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.

— Robert E. Lee

Professional Empire State quotations

Empire state quote Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankfu
Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as smooth sailing.
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Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.

While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things, The fate of empires and the fall of kings; While quacks of State must each produce his plan, And even children lisp the Rights of Man; Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, The Rights of Woman merit some attention.

Empire state quote Defeat is a state of mind: no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepte
Defeat is a state of mind: no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.

The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today.

It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy; power is enough. Only the weak rely on diplomacy. The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States.


My favorite optimist was an American who jumped off the Empire State Building, and as he passed the 42nd floor, the window washers heard him say, 'So Far, so good.'

Empire state quote Paradise is not a place, its a state of mind.
Paradise is not a place, its a state of mind.

When we look at these types of things it echoes to lessons we haven't learned from the past. We still don't see Rome as a negative thing; we glorify the Roman Empire. It was a fascist state under the control of an incredibly authoritarian militant pre-emptive striking genocidal regime.

I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sind and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single State. Self-government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North-West Indian Muslim State appears to me to be the final destiny of the Muslims, at least of North-West India.

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.

Empire state quote Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.

On 16 September 1985, when the Commerce Department announced that the United States had become a debtor nation, the American Empire died.


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

Corporate globalists and the corporate empires they serve may be at the cutting edge of technological innovation, but socially and environmentally they are relics of a bygone era of imperial colonial rule, elite privilege, and state-sanctioned plunder.

Empire state quote Defeat is a state of mind! No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepte
Defeat is a state of mind! No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as reality.

Yet the arts of Severus cannot be justified by the most ample privileges of state reason. He promised only to betray; he flattered only to ruin; and however he might occasionally bind himself by oaths and treaties, his conscience, obsequious to his interest, always released him from the inconvenient obligation.

If architecture is the history of all phallic emotion, the Empire State Building is utter catharsis, and we are sitting in its silhouette.

From the ruins, lonely and inexplicable as the sphinx, rose the Empire State Building.

Empire state quote All oppression creates a state of war.
All oppression creates a state of war.

We join Armenians around the world as we remember the terrible massacres suffered in 1915-1923 at the hands of the rulers of the Ottoman Empire. The United States responded to this crime against humanity by leading diplomatic and private relief efforts.

When I'm in New York I look at the Empire State Building and feel as though it belongs to me ... or is it vice versa?

the Empire State Building was tall. So what? Just proved New York builders didn't know when to stop at a good story.

Empire state quote Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

I don't like to see things on purpose.

I like them to soak in. A friend . . . asked me to go to the top of the Empire State Building once, and I told him that he shouldn't treat New York as a sight-it's feeling, an emotional experience. And the same with every place else.

Empires, essentially, create order. In their absence, you don't end up with lots of happy, little nation-states full of people sitting around campfires singing John Lennon's "Imagine." What you end up with is civil war, anarchy.


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

The attempt to playa separate power rolethat is, a role apart from Europe, based on a special relationship with the United States, on being the head of the Commonwealthis about to be played out. Her Majesty's Government is now attempting, wisely in my opinion, to re-enter Europe.

Empire state quote The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.
The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.

New York is nearly a grave. The Empire State Building is its gravestone.

So you can't live in Manhattan?' she asked.

Amos's brow furrowed as he looked across at the Empire State Building. 'Manhattan has other problems. Other gods. It's best we stay separate.

we still have the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building and the Woolworth Building, but it just seems like part of the nature of New York, that it's always shifting.

Empire state quote The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

There's a weird fact that if you dropped a penny off the Empire State Building in New York City, you'd kill someone. I feel really bad, 'cause I dropped a nickel off it once.


The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city.

The necessity of every one paying in his own labor for what he consumes, affords the only legitimate and effectual check to excessive luxury, which has so often ruined individuals, states and empires; and which has now brought almost universal bankruptcy upon us.

Empire state quote Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities
Wealth breeds a class of people for whom human beings are disposable commodities. Once oligarchs achieve unchecked economic and political power, as they have in the United States, the citizens too become disposable.

The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states. The 21st century will be a century of cities.

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.

I knew a girl so ugly, I took her to the top of the Empire State building and planes started to attack her.

Empire state quote Christmas children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
Christmas children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.

People of the United States have to really consider whether they want to be an empire. Sweden is not worried about terrorism. New Zealand is not worried about terrorism. Holland is not worried about terrorism. Why not be a modest little country without all of these enormous ambitions?

If the prince of a State love benevolence, he will have no opponent in all the empire.

One can build the Empire State Building, discipline the Prussian army, make a state hierarchy mightier than God, yet fail to overcome the unaccountable superiority of certain human beings.

Realism is always subjective in film.

There's no such thing as cinema verite. The only true cinema verite would be what Andy Warhol did with his film about the Empire State Building - eight hours or so from one angle, and even then it's not really cinema verite, because you aren't actually there.

The increase of territory and power of empires by force of arms has been the policy of all great powers, and it has always been possible to get the approval of their state religion.