65 Emperor Quotes On Success In Life

These emperor quotes will inspire you. Emperor, a sovereign ruler of great power and rank, especially one ruling an empire.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging emperor quotes, emperor sayings, and emperor proverbs.

Best Emperor Quotes

  1. “Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  2. “The fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.” ~ Willa Cather
  3. “Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.” ~ Guru Nanak
  4. “Victory belongs to the most persevering.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  5. “No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.” ~ Friedrich Schiller
  6. “Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  7. “I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.” ~ Bao Dai
  8. “There’s a dark underside to philanthropy. People who give a bunch of money are deferred to, even when they are wrong. The emperor cannot be shown to have no clothes.” ~ Michael Eric Dyson
  9. “The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.” ~ Wallace Stevens

  10. “The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments’ plans.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  11. “I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.” ~ Otto von Bismarck
  12. “He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  13. “The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can’t do it all by themselves.” ~ Bertolt Brecht
  14. “I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff- box from an emperor.” ~ Lord Byron

  15. “I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty.” ~ Mira Nair
  16. “I always like to reveal the fact that the emperor has no clothes. And children are best at that. They teach us how to see the world in that sense. They are without artifice; they see it for what it is. I am drawn to that ruthless honesty.” ~ Mira Nair
  17. “As I was working I noticed that the way I designed the differential gearing actually created a spare drive that sat directly below the emperor’s feet, or where they would be if he were to sit in the chariot.” ~ Kit Williams
  18. “It becomes an emperor to die standing.” ~ Vespasian

  19. “In the Emperor’s New Clothes, they got a different celebrity to do each voice. They drew up a picture of each character and then each actor wrote their own part” ~ Melissa Joan Hart
  20. “Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.” ~ Jean de La Fontaine
  21. “The first persecution of the Church took place in the year 67, under Nero, the sixth emperor of Rome.” ~ John Foxe
  22. “There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus, and consequently an uncle of the late emperor, whose name was Claudius Caesar.” ~ Frederic Farrar
  23. “Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.” ~ Charles V of France

  24. “We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.” ~ Emperor Norton
  25. “There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus, and consequently an uncle of the late emperor, whose name was Claudius Caesar.” ~ Frederic Farrar
  26. “Not only I lost what I had in the ship, but from the captain and the company generally what was good or worth the taking was carried away; all which was done unknown to the emperor.” ~ William Adams
  27. “I also won one from the emperor of Japan, with a prize for the arts. That’s important.” ~ Marcel Carne

  28. “I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.” ~ Andrew Jackson
  29. “The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century, at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West.” ~ Henri Pirenne
  30. “Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor’s son to marry.” ~ Elizabeth I
  31. “I used to live in Ethiopia as a child, and I lived there when Haile Selassie was the emperor.” ~ Jack Kingston

  32. “They do not depend upon mere legends and myths. They are not predicated on the false conception that the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people are superior to other races.” ~ Hirohito
  33. “How dangerous emperors are when they go mad.” ~ Walid Jumblatt
  34. “A lot of writers whom I love, admire and call friends share this feeling, which is this fundamental idea that we’re frauds. That we will be pushed out on to the stage, and it will be revealed that the emperor has no clothes.” ~ Damon Lindelof
  35. “No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.” ~ Tacitus

  36. “An artist, in my understanding of the word, should side with the people against the Emperor that oppresses his or her people.” ~ Chinua Achebe
  37. “It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.” ~ Camille Claudel
  38. “It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  39. “My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title of ‘The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness’ in that country.” ~ Wolfman Jack

  40. “As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.” ~ Ernst Toller
  41. “Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor’s New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations.” ~ Roger Penrose
  42. “Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port; but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.” ~ Horatio Nelson
  43. “I made efforts to swallow tears and to protect the species of the Japanese nation.” ~ Hirohito

  44. “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  45. “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  46. “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  47. “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  48. “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

  49. “The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  50. “I am Emperor, my descendants will be numerous. From the second generation to the ten thousandth, my line will not end.” ~ Qin Shi Huang
  51. “A policeman in plain clothes is a man; in his uniform he is ten. Clothes and title are the most potent thing, the most formidable influence, in the earth. They move the human race to willing and spontaneous respect for the judge, the general, the admiral, the bishop, the ambassador, the frivolous earl, the idiot duke, the sultan, the king, the emperor. No great title is efficient without clothes to support it.” ~ Mark Twain
  52. “The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mould” ~ Michel de Montaigne

  53. “Filial obedience is the first and greatest requisite of a state; by this we become good subjects to our emperors, capable of behaving with just subordination to our superiors, and grateful dependents on heaven; by this we become fonder of marriage, in order to be capable of exacting obedience from others in our turn; by this we become good magistrates, for early submission is the truest lesson to those who would learn to rule. By this the whole state may be said to resemble one family.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  54. “The supreme nobility of a Roman emperor does not consist in being a master of slaves, but in being a lord of free men, who loves freedom even in those who serve him.” ~ Julius Evola
  55. “An emperor in his nightcap will not meet with half the respect of an emperor with a crown.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith
  56. “Genius is not a retainer to any emperor.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  57. “Christianity ruined emperors, but saved peoples.” ~ Alfred de Musset
  58. “The terror of the Roman arms added weight and dignity to the moderation of the emperors. They preserved the peace by a constant preparation for war.” ~ Edward Gibbon , Emperor quotes wars
  59. “The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church.” ~ Ambrose
  60. “He found himself weeping. Not for the future or for the emperor. These were the tears of a man who saw before himself a masterpiece. True art was more than beauty; it was more than technique. It was not just imitation. It was boldness, it was contrast, it was subtlety.” ~ Brandon Sanderson
  61. “Being a king, emperor, or president is mighty small potatoes compared to being a mother.” ~ Billy Sunday

  62. “No sheep can be a king in the empire of wolves, but any wolf can be an emperor in the kingdom of sheeps! Paw is the key to the throne.” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  63. “Even kings and emperors, with mountains of property and oceans of wealth – these are not even equal to an ant, who does not forget God.” ~ Guru Nanak
  64. “Having read the inscriptions upon the tombstones of the great and little cemeteries, Wang Peng advised the Emperor to kill all the living and resurrect the dead.” ~ Paul Eldridge
  65. “Traitors who prevail are patriots; usurpers who succeed are divine emperors.” ~ Gore Vidal

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