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A single word has sometimes lost or won an empire ...
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As yourselves your empires fall, and every kingdom hath a grave.
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This is my empire, Uriang-Khadai. I will not be made to leave. Ready the tumans for battle, Orlok. I will face my enemies and I will destroy them.
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Naughty business, this Empire.
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It looks perverted and wasteful to us, but then one thing that empires are not about is the efficient use of resources and the spread of happiness; both are typically accomplished despite the economic short-circuiting - corruption and favoritism, mostly - endemic to the system.
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Empires are not brought down by outside forces, they are destroyed by weaknesses from within.
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Westward the star of empire takes its way.
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I'm trying to build an empire, because after this, I cannot get a normal job.
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Well then, I will tell you. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded great empires; but upon what did these creations of our genius depend? Upon force. Jesus alone founded His empire upon love, and to this very day millions will die for Him ...
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I am the Empire at the end of the decadence.
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Every empire, however, tells itself and the world that it is unlike all other empires, that its mission is not to plunder and control but to educate and liberate.
(Los Angeles Times, July 20, 2003)
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But though empires, like all the other works of men, have all hitherto proved mortal, yet every empire aims at immortality.
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How shall we go about becoming the greatest empire on earth? Say, I know. Let's have our manliest sport involve butt-slapping, shoulder pads, and prancing.
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...empires were formed by wars of conquest, but ruled by deception."
The Professor, Hope's great-uncle and the builder of the time-machine.
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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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Time shakes the stable tyranny of thrones, And tottering empires rush by their own weight.
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Afghanistan - where empires go to die.
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the wages of empire is myopia
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I get what I desire, it's my empire
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When we speak of confronting Empire, we need to identify what Empire means. Does it mean the US government (and its European satellites), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and multinational corporations? Or is it something more than that?
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Mind, even more deadly to empires than to individuals, erodes them, compromises their solidity.
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Nations and empires flourish and decay, By turns command, and in their turns obey.
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All empires fall eventually. It is the way of things.
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When there is power there is corruption, free yourself from these vicissitudes and you will build an empire based on your beliefs.
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Stories are nations, empires.
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The Empire has risen; it is the most successful regime in history and we should be proud to be a part of it.
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At some point you have to toss aside the things and people that don't work and JUST. BUILD. YOUR. EMPIRE.
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We don't seek empires.We're not imperialistic.
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All empires are created of blood and fire.
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It was an age of Empires. So is this one, not all that well disguised.
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The Empire of Wisdom is the only empire on which the sun never sets!
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Nations rise, they flourish for a time, and then they decline. Eventually every empire comes to an end; not even the greatest can last forever.
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People fail you, children disappoint you, thieves break in, moths corrupt, but an Order of the British Empire goes on for ever.
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The day humans cease playing with their imaginations, is the day the empires fall!
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Look back over the past, with its changing empires that rose and fell, and you can foresee the future too.
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Westward the course of empire takes its way; The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day: Time's noblest offspring is the last.
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Now it would not be the geography of Empire that would make him, it would be the architecture of war.
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Every empire grows until its reach exceeds its grasp.
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An empire built on blood and fire. The Valyrians reaped the seed they had sown.
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Legions and fleets are not such sure bulwarks of imperial power as a numerous family
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Learn to think imperially.
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Sublime wonders lie in store,
I am shown a regal residence;
a mighty kingdom, an empire
with more grandeur than before ...
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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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The United States is now The Empire. There isn't an empire; there's The Empire, and that empire is the United States.
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It is a cliche these days to observe that the United States now possesses a global empire - different from Britain's and Rome's but an empire nonetheless.
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In order to save the forty million inhabitants of the United Kingdom from a bloody civil war, our colonial statesmen must acquire new lands for settling the surplus population of this country, to provide new markets ... The Empire, as I have always said, is a bread and butter question.
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Extended empires are like expanded gold, exchanging solid strength for feeble splendor.
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This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that.
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The whole track of history is marked with the ruin of empires which having been founded in injustice, or perpetuated by wrong, were ultimately destroyed.
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Learn and think imperially.
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For we by conquest, of our soveraine might,And by eternall doome of Fate's decree,Have wonne the Empire of the Heavens bright.
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Universal empire is the prerogative of a writer. His concerns are with all mankind, and though he cannot command their obedience,he can assign them their duty. The Republic of Letters is more ancient than monarchy, and of far higher character in the world than the vassal court of Britain.
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Due to their close cooperation with science, these empires wielded so much power and changed the world to such an extent that perhaps they cannot be simply labelled as good or evil. They created the world as we know it, including the ideologies we use in order to judge them.
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All empires become arrogant. It is their nature.
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The foundation of our Empire was not laid in the gloomy age of Ignorance and Superstition, but at an Epoch when the rights of mankind were better understood and more clearly defined, than at any former period.
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No empire intoxicated with the red wine of power and the plunder of weaker races has yet lived long in this world.
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Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.
-Words of Muad'dib by Princess Irulan.
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Empires always spawn demons,
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One basic formula for understanding the Community is this: 'Take five broken empires, add the sixth one later, and make one big neo-colonial empire out of it all.'
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The Empire is the institution, the codification, of derangement; it is insane and imposes its insanity on us by violence, since its nature is a violent one.
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The mind is an empire unto itself.
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The Empire was quickly becoming the other, a featureless grey enemy that species of varied sorts would be able to stave off only if they united, all differences set aside. It was almost heartening to witness the dawn of hope, as cautious and fragile as it was.
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Powerful indeed is the empire of habit.
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I have conquered an empire but I have not been able to conquer myself
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The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.
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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.
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The great empire will be torn from limb, the all-powerful one for more than four-hundred years: Great power given to the dark one from slaves come.
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The myriads that raise the cry of hunger wail in the greatest empire in the world
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Man must conquer some more territories and to expand the influence of the kingdom to a higher horizon
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To capture the human cost of fallen empire with all its horror and absurdity, Sheets offers the right combination: the political insight of a top reporter and the power of a novelist.
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Civilizations rose and fell; what caused them to be remembered was not their contribution to knowledge or culture, not even the size of their empires, but rather how much force they extorted upon the landscape.
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The Empire is just a skin we wear, you see. A shell. It's not just about law and order. It's about total control.
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Sindhu but other great empires
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I say one evil empire down ... one to go.
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I hate the corpses of empires, they stink as nothing else. They stink so badly that I cannot believe that even in life they were healthy.
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a squatter in the ruins of empire,
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There rise her timeless capitals of empires daily born, whose plinths are laid at midnight and whose streets are packed at morn; and here come tired youths and maids that feign to love or sin in tones like rusty razor blades to tunes like smitten tin.
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The foundations of Empire are often occasions of woe; their dismemberment, always.
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All empire is no more than power in trust.
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Warriors like Alexander the Great seek sovereignty over the soil; masters like Sri Yukteswar win a farther dominion - in men's souls. It
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The Empire must fall.
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The Earth is littered with the ruins of empires that believed they were eternal.
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We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality - judiciously, as you will - we'll act again, creating new realities ... we're history's actors ... and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.
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We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps, and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war.
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I have behind me not only the splendid traditions and the annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire; of societies old and new; of lands and races different in history and origins but all, by God's Will, united in spirit and in aim.
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Empire always overreaches itself and thus dies by its own hand victim of its own ambitions
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Language is always the companion of Empire and Empire ... is one Monarch and one Sword.
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Violence and resistance are the only answer. Empire has to feel pain or it will never stop devouring you. It is only when a gun is put in a person's face that anything changes. All empires are hungry cannibals ...
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Statecraft and kingship were not for the faint of heart
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I have often before now been convinced that a democracy is incapable of empire ...
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To fight the Empire is to be infected by its derangement ... Whoever defeats the Empire becomes the Empire; it proliferates like a virus.
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M. Zola sits down to give us a picture of the Second Empire. Who cares for the Second Empire now? It is out of date. Life goes faster than Realism, but Romanticism is always in front of Life.
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The global empire being forged before our eyes is not governed by any particular state or ethnic group. Much like the Late Roman Empire, it is ruled by a multi-ethnic elite, and is held together by a common culture and common interests.
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A kingdom, or this
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Conquest has made me what I am, only conquest can maintain me.
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All of the great empires of the future will be empires of the mind.
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The empire of woman is an empire of softness, of address, of complacency. Her commands are caresses, her menaces are tears.
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When words cease to cling close to things, kingdoms fall, empires wane and diminish.
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the fate of an empire in many respects the most interesting in the world.
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Conquest is made from the ashes of one's enemies.