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A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins.
~ Lord Byron

 

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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.
~ Aristotle

 

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An empire is an immense egotism.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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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.''
~ Rudyard Kipling

 

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Empire and liberty.
~ Marcus T. Cicero

 

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Empires built on force will always be destroyed. Those built on trust in Christ will remain.
~ Joseph R. Sizoo

 

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Exploitation and oppression is not a matter of race. It is the system, the apparatus of world-wide brigandage called imperialism, which made the Powers behave the way they did. I have no illusions on this score, nor do I believe that any Asian nation or African nation, in the same state of dominance, and with the same system of colonial profit-amassing and plunder, would have behaved otherwise.
~ Han Suyin

 

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Great Britain has lost an Empire and has not yet found a role.
~ Dean Acheson

 

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How is the Empire?
~ King George V

 

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How marvelous it all is! Built not by saints and angels, but the work of men's hands; cemented with men's honest blood and with a world of tears, welded by the best brains of centuries past; not without the taint and reproach incidental to all human work, but constructed on the whole with pure and splendid purpose. Human, and yet not wholly human -- for the most heedless and the most cynical must see the finger of the Divine.
~ Lord Rosebery

 

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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.
~ William E. Gladstone

 

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Keep our Empire undismembered guide our Forces by Thy Hand, gallant blacks from far Jamaica, Honduras and Togoland; protect them Lord in all their fights, and even more, protect the whites.
~ John Betjeman

 

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Man who man would be, must rule the empire of himself.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

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Other nations use ''force''; we Britons alone use ''Might.''
~ Evelyn Waugh

 

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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.
~ Virgil

 

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Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.
~ Seneca

 

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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.
~ Rudyard Kipling

 

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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.
~ Joseph Conrad

 

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The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of Empires has come.
~ Joseph Chamberlain

 

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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.
~ William Blake

 

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