Quotes by empires

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  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
    American historian and theorist 1910-1977
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    ...empires and civilizations do not collapse because of deficiencies on the military or the political levels.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
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    Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
  • Sam Walter Foss
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    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.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial, and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.
  • Baba Kalyani
    Baba Kalyani
    Indian businessman 1949-
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    Everywhere in the world, whether manufacturing, trade or whatever, it is controlled by one apparatus and one policy perspective. Here we have one prime minister with good intentions, and six ministries running their own empires. This creates problems including the import culture.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor.
  • Charles De Montesquieu
    Charles De Montesquieu
    French philosopher 1689-1755
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    It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
  • Amelia Barr
    Amelia Barr
    British novelist and teacher 1831-1919
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    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.
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill
    English statesman 1874-1965
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    The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
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    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.
  • Thomas B. Macaulay
    Thomas B. Macaulay
    American essayist and historian 1800-1859
    Thomas B. Macaulay
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    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.
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