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.
Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.
Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
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.
We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest.
First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
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.
Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival.
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.
A great city, whose image dwells in the memory of man, is the type of some great idea. Rome represents conquest; Faith hovers over the towers of Jerusalem; and Athens embodies the pre-eminent quality of the antique world, Art.
Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest.
Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race
The march of conquest through wild provinces, may be the march of Mind; but not the march of Love.
If conquest does not bind posterity, so neither can compact bind it.
It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our 'accepting' and 'willing' are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.
Soldiers of Israel, we have no aims of conquest. Our purpose is to bring to naught the attempts of the Arab armies to conquer our land.