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 fact that I was a girl never damaged my ambitions to be a pope or an emperor.
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.
It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.
My fake Japanese was smooth enough to earn me the title of 'The Emperor of Pleasing Graciousness' in that country.
Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.
They do not depend upon mere legends and myths. They are not predicated on the false conception that the Emperor is divine and that the Japanese people are superior to other races.
An artist, in my understanding of the word, should side with the people against the Emperor that oppresses his or her people.
A lot of writers whom I love, admire and call friends share this feeling, which is this fundamental idea that we're frauds. That we will be pushed out on to the stage, and it will be revealed that the emperor has no clothes.
Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.
I would rather have a nod from an American, than a snuff- box from an emperor.
No emperor has the power to dictate to the heart.
I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.
There was living in the palace at this time a brother of the great Germanicus, and consequently an uncle of the late emperor, whose name was Claudius Caesar.
I also won one from the emperor of Japan, with a prize for the arts. That's important.
No one would have doubted his ability to reign had he never been emperor.
I used to live in Ethiopia as a child, and I lived there when Haile Selassie was the emperor.
The Germanic invasions destroyed neither the Mediterranean unity of the ancient world, nor what may be regarded as the truly essential features of the Roman culture as it still existed in the 5th century, at a time when there was no longer an Emperor in the West.
Though I am not imperial, and though Elizabeth may not deserve it, the Queen of England will easily deserve to have an emperor's son to marry.
It becomes an emperor to die standing.
We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
I cannot consent that my mortal body shall be laid in a repository prepared for an Emperor or a King my republican feelings and principles forbid it the simplicity of our system of government forbids it.
Not only I lost what I had in the ship, but from the captain and the company generally what was good or worth the taking was carried away; all which was done unknown to the emperor.
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