Do not build a castle around one act of kindness; do not build an empire around one act of cruelty.
America’s over. Get out while you still can.
These surveys give regional snapshots, and that’s all they do. I’d never even heard of the Empire State survey until recently — and I don’t think you can build the case that Wall Street sits...
Throughout the world what remains of the vast public spaces are now only the stuff of legends: Robin Hood’s forest, the Great Plains of the Amerindians, the steppes of the nomadic tribes, and so forth…...
Only he who has no use for the empire is fit to be entrusted with it.
Every empire grow until its reach exceeds its grasp
—James S.A. Corey
Mohammad never assigned himself a status more than a common man and a messenger of God. People had faith in him when he was surrounded by poverty and adversity and trusted him while he was...
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...
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.
The Sun Tzu School (which wrote the Art of War) surely never imagined that their antiwar, pro-empire treatise would become known and accepted after the fall of the first empire as a text on military...
—David G. Jones
Turkey has never been colonized, so it remained as an independent nation after the fall of the Ottoman Empire.
As Samson demonstrated, going bald ruins lives.
Since its sudden birth the city had expanded, swallowing up acre upon acre of the surrounding grasslands and drawing thousands into its domain. Hardly built on the most advantageous ground, miles from the open waters,...
The Empire strikes back.
. . . In that Empire, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the map of a single Province occupied the entirety of a City, and the map of the Empire, the entirety of...
Rebuild your world, rebuild your race, rebuild your empire. Rebuild it all. But make sure you rebuild your ideals too. Rebuild the principles that made you a great and honorable galactic power in the first...
Altogether, humankind had spread over less than one-eighth of the galaxy. Expansion was somewhat self-limiting. The U.S. had not been able to hold a colony at two hundred light-years distance. At fifteen hundred light-years, most...
This great Mughal Emperor [Akbar] was illiterate; he could neither read nor write. However, that had not stopped Akbar from cultivating the acquaintance of the most learned and cultured poets, authors, musicians, and architects of...
The sun’s glow had given way to a brilliant twilight that colored the great mountains with violet and orange rivers.
Language is always the companion of Empire and Empire . . . is one Monarch and one Sword.
In seeking an empire of liberty, Jefferson wished not only to expand the country’s territorial holdings, but also to extend American institutions around the globe.
The proposition is peace. Not peace through the medium of war; not peace to be hunted through the labyrinth of intricate and endless negotiations; not peace to arise out of universal discord, fomented from principle,...
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself.
We die a little every day and by degrees we’re reborn into different men, older men in the same clothes, with the same scars.
Sublime wonders lie in store,I am shown a regal residence;a mighty kingdom, an empirewith more grandeur than before …
But there could be no doubt that greatness was seated within; greatness was passing, hidden, down Bond Street, removed only by a hand’s-breadth from ordinary people who might now, for the first and last time,...
Perhaps the most dangerous by-product of the Age of Intellect is the unconscious growth of the idea that the human brain can solve the problems of the world. Even on the low level of practical...
—John Bagot Glubb
Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness,...
Take heart, sir,” Cazaril consoled him. “It is not your destiny today to win a royacy for your son. It is to win an empire for your grandson.
It is always perilous to suppose that the past is over and done with or that it can ever safely be disconnected from the pressing concerns of the present.
How could a large land empire thrive and dominate in the modern world without reliable access to world markets and without much recourse to naval power?Stalin and Hitler had arrived at the same basic answer...
If we are considering the history of our own country, we write at length of the periods when our ancestors were prosperous and victorious, but we pass quickly over their shortcomings or their defeats. Our...
We ought not to speak only about the economics of globalization, but about the psychology of globalization. It’s like the psychology of a battered woman being faced with her husband again and being asked to...
I “love” reading.It makes me feel like I am swallowing up Christ, Homer, Confucius, Newton, Franklin, Socrates, Caesar, and the whole world into one gigantic invincible Sir Moffat. Mine is creative reading. I read building...
Stoop, then, or you will be beaten to your knees. Stoop voluntarily, and you may save a remnant. You have depended on metal and power and they have sustained you as far as they could....
At some point you have to toss aside the things and people that don’t work and JUST. BUILD. YOUR. EMPIRE.
In response to my question about how we might rein in the empire, he said, “That’s why I’m meeting with you. Only you in the United States can change it. Your government created this problem...
When you live in the United States, with the roar of the free market, the roar of this huge military power, the roar of being at the heart of empire, it’s hard to hear the...
I am the Empire at the end of the decadence.
It’s the underperformance of Mercedes that is holding the whole empire back. If you get Mercedes right, you go a long way toward getting all of DaimlerChrysler right.
‘Rome’ is vital to HBO TV empire
—Christian Science Monitor
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Luke : How did my father die? Obi-Wan : A young Jedi named Darth Vader, who was a pupil of mine until he turned to evil, helped the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi...
Empire always overreaches itself and thus dies by its own hand victim of its own ambitions
Every single empire in its official discourse has said that it is not like all the others, that its circumstances are special, that it has a mission to enlighten, civilize, bring order and democracy, and...
There will come a time of fire and night, when enemies rise and empires fall, when the stars themselves begin to die.
Luke : Listen, I can’t get involved. I’ve got work to do. It’s not that I like the Empire; I hate it. But there’s nothing I can do about it right now… It’s all such...
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