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Empire Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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How is the Empire?
- King George V

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

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

All for Australia and the Empire.
- Joseph Lyons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
- Publilius Syrus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Empire and liberty.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire,
society might be said to be resolved into its original elements,
- into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion.
- Edward Everett

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


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