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

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A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires,
was to lie fallow for a still longer period.
- John Lothrop Motley

I can only say that one's individual situation is more
real and important to oneself than the devastations
of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself.
- Isaac Rosenberg

Skepticism has never founded empires,
established principals, or changed the world's heart.
The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

 

I love Age of Empires and I play RTS games all the time,
I respect what they've accomplished.
- Sid Meier

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.
- John Boyd Orr

I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall,
sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
- Martin Scorsese

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Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere
of light and another of darkness;
on the confines of the two everlasting empires,
necessity and free will.
- Thomas Carlyle

Empires dissolve and peoples disappear,
song passes not away.
- William Watson

The fate of nations is intimately bound up with their powers of reproduction.
All nations and all empires first felt decadence gnawing
at them when their birth rate fell off.
- Benito Mussolini

Bring me men to match my mountains: Bring me men to match my plains:
Men with empires in their purpose and new eras in their brains.
- Sam Walter Foss

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

Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by
revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
- John Boyd Orr

Ideas have unhinged the gates of empires.
- Paul Harris

In the last five or six thousand years,
empires one after another have arisen,
waxed powerful by wars of conquest, and fallen by internal
revolution or attack from without.
- John Boyd Orr

Berkeley hackers liked to see themselves as rebels
against soulless corporate empires.
- Eric S. Raymond

Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell,
and you can foresee the future, too.
- Marcus Aurelius

The Jewish nation is indeed, the heart of the world
and there is no reason for the existence of empires,
kings, rulers, masses or systems aside from their reaction to the Jewish people.
- Meir Kahane

Our civilization is now in the transition stage between
the age of warring empires and a new age of world unity and peace.
- John Boyd Orr

It is always the adventurers who do great things,
not the sovereigns of great empires.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous,
and grew out of the disruptions that created new national
movements from the ruins of the old empires / i. - Jack Schwartz

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.
- Josiah Warren

That is the great mistake about the affections.
It is not the rise and fall of empires,
the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most.
When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic
joys and tragedies of life.
- Amelia Barr

Jordan has a strange, haunting beauty and a sense of timelessness.
Dotted with the ruins of empires once great,
it is the last resort of yesterday in the world of tomorrow.
I love every inch of it.
- King Hussein I

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all
around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments -
a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
- William Jennings Bryan

Though the general principles of statecraft have survived
the rise and fall of empires,
every increase in knowledge has brought about changes in the political,
economic, and social structure.
- John Boyd Orr

The 200 years when Britain and the US were the top
two economies were an aberration and that will change.
The decline of empires has happened much faster than folks think.
I believe that gold will be a far better bet in 20 years than the dollar.
- Tom Winnifrith

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

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

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

How is the Empire?
- King George V

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

Empire and liberty.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All for Australia and the Empire.
- Joseph Lyons

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 think The Empire Strikes Back had everything.
- Jeremy Bulloch

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
- Publilius Syrus


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