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Paul Verlaine Quotes and Sayings

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I am the Empire at the end of the decadence.
- Paul Verlaine

Tears fall in my heart like the rain on the town.
- Paul Verlaine

The poet is a madman lost in adventure.
- Paul Verlaine

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

 

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

It seems that the most important thing about Reagan
was his anti-Communism and his reputation as a hawk
who saw the Soviet Union as an 'evil empire.'
- Mikhail Gorbachev

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

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

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

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

My last days at MGM were like the fall of the Roman Empire in fast motion.
- Joseph Barbera

Various Turkish people invaded southwest Asia during
the Middle Ages and carved an empire for themselves
from lands occupied by the indigenous Semitic and Indo-European inhabitants.
- John Shimkus

I received an OBE from the Queen, which probably doesn't
mean anything in America but is quite nice in England -
the Order of the British Empire for services to drama.
- Joan Collins

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

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

By now it is evident that the Soviet Union must gain
control of Europe to maintain its empire.
- Barbara Amiel

A man does not automatically become a public figure
because he happens to build an empire out of chicken fat.
- James Pinckney Miller

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

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

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

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

Religiously the Empire was pluralistic and marked by
a search for a faith which would be satisfying intellectually
and ethically and would give assurance of immortality.
- Kenneth Scott Latourette

The price of empire is America's soul,
and that price is too high.
- J. William Fulbright

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

I'm a businesswoman who's serious about her money.
I want an empire.
- Toni Braxton

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
- Publilius Syrus

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

How is the Empire?
- King George V

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

No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself.
- Pythagoras

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

The Papacy is not other than the Ghost of the deceased Roman Empire,
sitting crowned upon the grave thereof.
- Thomas Hobbes

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

In every island of the Aegean Sea are found abundant
traces of a vast prehistoric empire.
- James Theodore Bent

I think The Empire Strikes Back had everything.
- Jeremy Bulloch

To give pain is the tyranny; to make happy,
the true empire of beauty.
- Samuel Butler

Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately
attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others.
I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics;
I speak of the infinite.
- Jorge Luis Borges

An empire founded by war has to maintain itself by war.
- Charles de Montesquieu

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

Makers of empire, they have fought for bigger things
than crowns and higher seats than thrones.
- Herbert Kaufman

Britain will be honoured by historians more for the
way she disposed of an empire than for the way in which she acquired it.
- Lord Harlech

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

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

Great Britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role.
- Dean Acheson

Things will be very bad for Latin America.
You only have to consider the ambitions and the doctrines of the empire,
which regards this region as its backyard.
- Jose Saramago

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

The splendid empire of Charles the Fifth was erected
upon the grave of liberty.
- John Lothrop Motley

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

The interests of the Soviet Union are in controlling
highly developed countries and having the benefit of
their economies so that they can run their own inefficient empire.
- Barbara Amiel

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

It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized
everywhere among the officials that the existence or
non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake.
- Paul von Hindenburg

Empire and liberty.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Magnanimity in politics is not seldom the truest wisdom;
and a great empire and little minds go ill together.
- Edmund Burke

All for Australia and the Empire.
- Joseph Lyons

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 English sent all their bores abroad,
and acquired the Empire as a punishment.
- Edward Bond

Outside the walls, among others, is the Soviet Empire.
It is malevolent, destructive and expanding.
It has swallowed up over half a dozen countries since World War II.
- Barbara Amiel

You don't expect to get the letter saying,
Her Majesty would like to appoint you Knight Commander of the British Empire!
It was just a completely overwhelming and exciting day.
- Antony Sher

I am utterly struck how, 300 years after his execution,
Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
- Peter Jennings

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

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

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

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 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

In recent times, European nations, with the use of
gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare,
controlled practically the whole world.
One, the British Empire, brought under one government
a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants.
- John Boyd Orr

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


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