Quotes by empires
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Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
Have you known how to take rest? You have done more than he who hath taken empires and cities.
American historian and theorist 1910-1977
...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)
French Emperor 1769-1821
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.
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.
English poet 1757-1827
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.
Indian businessman 1949-
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.
English writer 1709-1784
Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor.
Charles De Montesquieu
French philosopher 1689-1755
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
English poet and playwright 1631-1700
Kings fight for empires, madmen for applause.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
American author and clergyman 1814-1880
Skepticism has never founded empires, established principals, or changed the world's heart. The great doers in history have always been people of faith.
British novelist and teacher 1831-1919
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.
English statesman 1874-1965
The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
Italian politician and journalist 1883-1945
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
American essayist and historian 1800-1859
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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