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.
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
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 windswilliam blake
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
The hoary centuries are full of Him; the echoes of His sweet voice are heard to-day; His love has perfumed the past eighteen hundred years, and He lives to-day, as the Head of His church; He lives to-day, the object of the warmest adoration, the most passionate love, for whom millions would die this very hour. Empires have fallen, thrones have crumbled; but Jesus lives, His empire extending every day, His throne gaining new trophies of His grace.abbott eliot kittredge
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."
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
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.william mackergo taylor
The Empires of the future are the Empires of the mind.winston churchill
Dyspepsy is the ruin of most things: Empires, expeditions, and everything else.thomas de quincey
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
Imperialism is challenged from two sides. On the one hand, there is a rising tide of nationalism within the various Empires, entailing demands for self-government and independence. On the other hand, there is an increasing realization that the whole idea of the exclusive empire belongs to an age that is past; and that the backward regions of the world, both in respect of economic development and cultural advance, should be regarded as a responsibility resting upon the international community as a whole.
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.