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Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans.
He wrapped himself in quotations - as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves.
Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port; but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
Otto von Bismarck
Like the 'little emperors' of one-child China, too many Boomers were taught early that the world was made (or saved) for their comfort and enjoyment. They behaved accordingly, with a self-indulgence that was wholly rational, given their situation.
How dangerous emperors are when they go mad.
As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.
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