Commerce is so far from being beneficial to Arts or to Empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their History shows, for the above Reason of Individual Merit being its Great Hatred. Empires flourish till they become Commercial & then they are scattered abroad to the four winds
Empires are synonymous with centralized if occasionally schismatized hierarchical power structures in which influence is restricted to an economically privileged class retaining its advantages through usually a judicious use of oppression and skilled manipulation of both the society’s information dissemination systems and its lesser as a rule nominally independent power systems. In short, it’s all about dominance.iain banks
While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things,The fate of Empires and the fall of kings;While quacks of State must each produce his plan,And even children lisp the Rights of Man;Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention,The Rights of Woman merit some attention.Robert Burns
The day of small nations has passed away. The day of Empires has come.joseph chamberlain
Empires come and go; so do ideologies and even religions, but war marches on through it all.brian hayes
All Empires fall, All ages die, All strife shall be in vain. All Kings go down, All hope must fail, But Tanelorn remains Our Tanelorn remains...michael moorcock
They are strewn with the wreckage of dead Empires – past Powers – only the Albanian "goes on for ever."
It is impossible for the mind which is not totally destitute of piety, to behold the sublime, the awful, the amazing works of creation and providence — the heavens with their luminaries, the mountains, the ocean, the storm, the earthquake, the volcano, the circuit of the seasons, and the revolutions of Empires — without marking in them all the mighty hand of God, and feeling strong emotions of reverence toward the Author of these stupendous works.dwight, timothy, iv
I perceived that I was on a little round grain of rock and metal, filmed with water and with air, whirling in sunlight and darkness. And on the skin of that little grain all the swarms of men, generation by generation, had lived in labour and blindness, with intermittent joy and intermittent lucidity of spirit. And all their history, with its folk-wanderings, its Empires, its philosophies, its proud sciences, its social revolutions, its increasing hunger for community, was but a flicker in one day of the lives of the stars.Olaf Stapledon
One minute decides the outcome of a battle, one hour the success of a campaign, one day the fate of Empires.alexander suvorov
The greatest of Empires, is the empire over one's self.publilius syrus
Whose game was Empires and whose stakes were thrones, Whose table earth, whose dice were human bones.lord byron
The Empires of the future are the Empires of the mind.winston churchill
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 that it uses force only as a last resort. And, sadder still, there always is a chorus of willing intellectuals to say calming words about benign or altruistic Empires, as if one shouldn't trust the evidence of one's eyes watching the destruction and the misery and death brought by the latest mission civilizatrice .edward said
The Chinese Scholar Fa Hein who took Buddhism back to China in 400 BC described Patna in his dairy as the greatest city of earth . It was capital to the Mauryas and Gupta India Empires.
Whose game was Empires, and whose stakes were thrones; Whose table earth, whose dice were human bones.lord byron
The greatest of Empires, is the empire over one's self.
Bring me men to match my mountains, Bring me men to match my plains, Men with Empires in their purpose, And new eras in their brains.sam walter foss
Four years after the death of Justinian , A.D. 569, was born in Mecca, in Arabia, the man Muhammad, who of all men, has exercised the greatest influence upon the human race. To be the religious head of many Empires, to guide the daily life of one-third of the human race, may perhaps justify the title of a Messenger of God.
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