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Best Quotes About Empire

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A list of the best empire quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous empire quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic empire quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational quotes from that same writer.

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    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.

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    Roman, remember that you shall rule the nations by your authority, for this is to be your skill, to make peace the custom, to spare the conquered, and to wage war until the haughty are brought low.

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    We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, all the way up from street-car pickpockets to municipal robbers and Government defaulters, and show them how amusing it is to arrest them and try them and then turn them loose -- some for cash and some for political influence. We can make them ashamed of their simple and primitive justice. We can make that little bunch of sleepy islands the hottest corner on earth, and array it in the moral splendor of our high and holy civilization. Annexation is what the poor islanders need. Shall we to men benighted, the lamp of life deny?

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    Empire and liberty.

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    George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron More
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    new! Humiliation sets armies marching, empires falling, breaks hearts and minds and souls.

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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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    Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself.

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    Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.

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    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear: A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.

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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.

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    If Germany is to become a colonizing power, all I say is, God speed her! She becomes our ally and partner in the execution of the great purposes of Providence for the advantage of mankind.

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

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    An empire is an immense egotism.

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    The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it.

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    To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers, but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers.

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    Take up the White Man's burden -- send forth the best ye breed -- go, bind your sons to exile to serve your captives need.

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    Other nations use force; we Britons alone use Might.

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