65 Empire Quotes On Success In Life

These empire quotes will inspire you. Empire, a major political unit having a territory of great extent or a number of territories or peoples under a single sovereign authority.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging empire quotes, empire sayings, and empire proverbs.

Best Empire Quotes

  1. “The People’s Republic of China has not yet reached the military might of the Soviet Empire. It requires a little more time and a little more infusion of Western aid, loans, technology and the hard currency of our tourists.” ~ Barbara Amiel
  2. “Yesterday, December 7, 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… We will gain the inevitable triumph so help us God.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  3. “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
  4. “You really struggle to be a successful empire if you are also the world’s biggest debtor.” ~ Niall Ferguson

  5. “And the end of the fight is tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear, “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  6. “Take up the White Man’s burden — send forth the best ye breed — go, bind your sons to exile to serve your captives need.” ~ Rudyard Kipling
  7. “A single word has sometimes lost or won an empire.” ~ Cardinal Richelieu
  8. “I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself” ~ Peter the Great

  9. “Contrary to popular belief, conventional wisdom would have one believe that it is insane to resist this, the mightiest of empires… But what history really shows is that today`s empire is tomorrow`s ashes, that nothing lasts forever, and that to not resist is to acquiesce in your own oppression. The greatest form of sanity that anyone can exercise is to resist that force that is trying to repress, oppress, and fight down the human spirit.” ~ Mumia Abu-Jamal
  10. “Canada is either an idea or it does not exist. It is either an intellectual undertaking or it is little more than a resource-rich vacuum lying in the buffer zone just north of a great empire.” ~ John Ralston Saul
  11. “Every ambitious would-be empire, clarions it abroad that she is conquering the world to bring it peace, security and freedom, and it is sacrificing her sons only for the most noble and humanitarian purposes. That is a lie; and it is an ancient lie, yet generations still rise and believe it.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  12. “The difference between a republic and an empire is the loyalty of one’s army” ~ Julius Caesar

  13. “The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today.” ~ Linda Goodman
  14. “The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today.” ~ Linda Goodman
  15. “Needless to say, they refused to submit to the Empire, conducting such a persistent guerrilla war that the Romans gave up hope of conquering Scotland, and the Wee Free Men remained both wee and free.” ~ Terry Pratchett , Empire quotes war
  16. “Monarch, thou wishest to cover thyself with glory; be the first to submit to the laws of thy empire.” ~ Bias of Priene

  17. “Anarchy wears two faces, both Creator and Destroyer. Thus Destroyers topple empires; make a canvas of clean rubble where creators can then build a better world. Rubble, once achieved makes further ruins’ means irrelevant. Away with our explosives, then! Away with our Destroyers! They have no place within our better world. But let us raise a toast to all our bombers, all our bastards, most unlovely and most unforgivable, let’s drink their health, then meet with them no more.” ~ Alan Moore
  18. “The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states. The 21st century will be a century of cities.” ~ Wellington Webb
  19. “Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.” ~ Cecil Rhodes
  20. “In the eyes of empire builders men are not men but instruments.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  21. “I know men; and I tell you that Jesus Christ is not a man. Superficial minds see a resemblance between Christ and the founders of empires, and the gods of other religions. That resemblance does not exist. There is between Christianity and whatever other religions the distance of infinity.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte
  22. “Satan has declared war on motherhood. He knows that those who rock the cradle can rock his earthly empire. And he knows that without righteous mothers loving and leading the next generation, the Kingdom of God will fail.” ~ Sheri L. Dew
  23. “Only in the Roman Empire and in Spain under Arab domination has culture been a potent factor. Under the Arab, the standard attained was wholly admirable; to Spain flocked the greatest scientists, thinkers, astronomers, and mathematicians of the world, and side by side there flourished a spirit of sweet human tolerance and a sense of purist chivalry. Then with the advent of Christianity, came the barbarians.” ~ Adolf Hitler , Roman empire quotes
  24. “New York is nearly a grave. The Empire State Building is its gravestone.” ~ Walter Tevis

  25. “The American empire is hovering between life and death.” ~ Mohsen Rezaee
  26. “The strength and vitality of an empire is frequently due to the new aristocracy from the periphery.” ~ Ronald Syme
  27. “With the fall of the empire, Art, Philosophy and decent drains all vanished from the West.” ~ Bryan Ward-Perkins
  28. “As much wisdom may be expended on a private economy as on an empire, and as much wisdom may be drawn from it.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  29. “Today’s empire is tomorrow’s ashes…” ~ Mumia Abu-Jama

  30. “That’s the issue that I’ve been exploring: How did the Republic turn into the Empire? That’s paralleled with: How did Anakin turn into Darth Vader? How does a good person go bad, and how does a democracy become a dictatorship? It isn’t that the Empire conquered the Republic, it’s that the Empire is the Republic.” ~ George Lucas
  31. “Even in an empire of atheists the dead man is always sacred.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  32. “The Empire State Building is the closest thing to heaven in this city.” ~ Deborah Kerr
  33. “I will build my empire next to the sea, so I can laugh from my throne as my enemies drown.” ~ Bray Wyatt

  34. “The Roman Empire came to an end, but the Roman people didn’t come to an end, so I see the American Empire coming to an end just as other empires have come to an end.” ~ Howard Zinn
  35. “But though empires, like all the other works of men, have all hitherto proved mortal, yet every empire aims at immortality.” ~ Adam Smith
  36. “Tacitus appears to have been as great an enthusiast as Petrarch for the revival of the republic and universal empire. He has exerted the vengeance of history upon the emperors, but has veiled the conspiracies against them, and the incorrigible corruption of the people which probably provoked their most atrocious cruelties. Tyranny can scarcely be practised upon a virtuous and wise people.” ~ John Adams
  37. “To make an empire durable, the magistrates must obey the laws and the people the magistrates.” ~ Solon

  38. “There is a beginning and end to all life – and to all human endeavors. Species evolve and die off. Empires rise, then break apart. Businesses grow, then fold. There are no exceptions. I’m OK with all that. Yet it pains me to bear witness to the sixth great extinction, where we humans are directly responsible for the extirpation of so many wonderful creatures and invaluable indigenous cultures. It saddens me to observe the plight of our own species; we appear to be incapable of solving our problems.” ~ Yvon Chouinard
  39. “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
  40. “Rupert Murdoch’s vast newspaper empire has waged a relentless pro-war propaganda war before and since the war began.” ~ Margo Kingston
  41. “Information is the mortar that both builds and destroys empires.” ~ Tobsha Learner

  42. “Anybody who ever built an empire, or changed the world, sat where you are now. And it’s *because* they sat there that they were able to do it.” ~ Ryan Bingham
  43. “In spite of difference of soil and climate, of language and manners, of laws and customs-in spite of things silently gone out of mind, and things violently destroyed, the Poet binds together by passion and knowledge the vast empire of human society, as it is spread over the whole earth, and overall time.” ~ William Wordsworth
  44. “The history of the Roman Empire is also the history of the uprising of the Empire of the Masses, who absorb and annul the directing minorities and put themselves in their place. Then, also, is produced the phenomenon of agglomeration, of “the full.” For that reason, as Spengler has very well observed, it was necessary, just as in our day, to construct enormous buildings. The epoch of the masses is the epoch of the colossal.” ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset
  45. “I’ve got a lot that I want to do, so I would like to expand my empire, for sure. I love it.” ~ Victoria Beckham

  46. “That Marxism should triumph in Russia, where there is no industry, would be the greatest contradiction that Marxism could undergo. But there is no such contradiction, for there is no such triumph. Russia is Marxist more or less as the Germans of the Holy Roman Empire were Romans.” ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset
  47. “Like other systems in decay, the Roman Empire continued to function for several generations after its vitality was sapped. For nearly a hundred years our Island was one of the scenes of conflict between a dying civilisation and lusty, famishing barbarism.” ~ Winston Churchill
  48. “When human men hold an object that makes a powerful noise, or has moving parts, or spins around fast, or has a button they can push (which either screws or nails something) they become Gods in their own heads.They can do anything: they can eat through walls and bring buildings together to form mighty empires.They can build floating cities and flying tin cans.But they still can’t make their own beds.” ~ Craig Stone
  49. “A thought no less than a thing, an idea equally with an empire, is resolved into a complex of infinitely extensive relations between infinitesimally small parts.” ~ Sangharakshita

  50. “Gentleness, Virtue, Wisdom, and Endurance, These are the seals of that most firm assurance Which bars the pit over Destruction’s strength; And if, with infirm hand, Eternity, Mother of many acts and hours, should free The serpent that would clasp her with his length; These are the spells by which to reassume An empire o’er the disentangled doom.” ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley
  51. “The true key to the declension of the Roman empire which is not to be found in all Gibbon ‘s immense work may be stated in two words: the imperial character overlaying, and finally destroying, the national character. Rome under Trajan was an empire without a nation.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  52. “All power is indeed weak compared with that of the thinker. He sits upon the throne of his Empire of Thought, mightier far than they who wield material sceptres.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee
  53. “Nothing is so fragile as thought in its infancy; an interruption breaks it: nothing is so powerful, even to overturning empires, when it reaches its maturity.” ~ Christian Nestell Bovee

  54. “There is not in the British empire a man who more cordially loves a union with Great Britain than I do. But by the God that made me, I will cease to exist before I yield to a connection on such terms as the British Parliament propose.” ~ Thomas Jefferson , British empire quotes
  55. “When you look at my life, you can go back to the late 1930s, what I saw was, first of all, Hitler, he was going to live forever. Mussolini was in for 10,000 years. You had the Soviet Union, which was, by definition, going to last forever. There was the British empire — nobody imagined it could come to an end. So why should one believe in any kind of permanence?” ~ Doris Lessing
  56. “Well I’ve got to get out of the rat-race now I’m tired of the ways of mice and men And the empires all turning into rust again. Out of everything nothing remains the same That’s why I’m cloud hidden Cloud hidden Whereabouts unknown.” ~ Van Morrison
  57. “For we by conquest, of our soveraine might,And by eternall doome of Fate’s decree,Have wonne the Empire of the Heavens bright.” ~ Edmund Spenser

  58. “That public men publish falsehoods Is nothing new. That America must accept Like the historical republics corruption and empire Has been known for years. Be angry at the sun for setting If these things anger you.” ~ Robinson
  59. “In the various states of society, armies are recruited from very different motives. Barbarians are urged by the love of war; the citizens of a free republic may be prompted by a principle of duty; the subjects, or at least the nobles, of a monarchy, are animated by a sentiment of honor; but the timid and luxurious inhabitants of a declining empire must be allured into the service by the hopes of profit, or compelled by the dread of punishment.” ~ Edward Gibbon Jeffers
  60. “The wide difference between the two characters, the slowness and want of energy of the Spartans as contrasted with the dash and enterprise of their opponents, proved of the greatest service, especially to a maritime empire like Athens. Indeed this was shown by the Syracusans, who were most like the Athenians in character, and also most successful in combating them.” ~ Thucydides
  61. “I have often before now been convinced that a democracy is incapable of empire.” ~ Thucydides

  62. “The wide difference between the two characters, the slowness and want of energy of the Spartans as contrasted with the dash and enterprise of their opponents, proved of the greatest service, especially to a maritime empire like Athens. Indeed this was shown by the Syracusans, who were most like the Athenians in character, and also most successful in combating them.” ~ Thucydides
  63. “I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sind and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single State. Self-government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North-West Indian Muslim State appears to me to be the final destiny of the Muslims, at least of North-West India.” ~ Muhammad Iqbal
  64. “As yourselves your empires fall, and every kingdom hath a grave.” ~ William Habington
  65. “There is no surer mark of a low and unregenerate nature than this tendency of power to loudness and wantonness instead of quietness and reverence. To souls baptized in Christian nobleness the largest sphere of command is but a wider empire of obedience, calling them, not to escape from holy rule, but to its full impersonation.” ~ James Martineau

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