All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
Hannibal knew better how to conquer than how to profit by the conquest; and Napoleon was more skilful in taking positions than in maintaining them. As to reverses, no general cart presume to say that he may not be defeated; but he can, and ought to say, that he will not be surprised.
The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian.
It is the right of war for conquerors to treat those whom they have conquered according to their pleasure.
Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race
No conquest can ever become permanent which does not show itself beneficial to the conquered as well as to the conquerors.
Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest.
No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest.
Our purpose in Vietnam is to prevent the success of aggression. It is not conquest, it is not empire, it is not foreign bases, it is not domination. It is, simply put, just to prevent the forceful conquest of South Vietnam by North Vietnam.
If conquest does not bind posterity, so neither can compact bind it.
The creative conquest of space will serve as a wonderful substitute for war.
Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
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 too much.
To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault.
Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest...and there is nothing to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war
The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.
The positive testimony of history is that the State invariably had its origin in conquest and confiscation. No primitive State known to history originated in any other manner.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
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