Quotes and Sayings about Conquest



"To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Inferiority, Agitation, Being, Conquest, Feeling)

"Conquest is the missionary of valor, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Conquest, Military, Valor, World)

"The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Love, Soul, Possibility, Conquest, Question, Surrender)

"Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me."
- Napoleon Bonaparte
(Related: Power, Conquest)

"It is the recognition of history as a record of human experience which has inevitably resulted in the inclusion of this conquest of civilization within the framework of a complete human history."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: Experience, History, Civilization, Conquest)

"Man has now become an adjunct to perfect and carry forward these conquests."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Man, Now)

"Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Future, Language, Mind, Past, Weapons)

"Everyone is a reactionary about subjects he understands."
- Robert Conquest
"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."
- Robert Conquest
(Related: Peace, Commitment, Environment, Fault)

"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."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Conquest, Earth, Noses, Pretty)

"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."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Purpose, Conquest, Israel, Land, Soldiers)

"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."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Art, Faith, Quality, Idea, Athens, Conquest, Man, Memory, Rome, World)

"In fiction, too, after the death of Cooper the main tendency for nearly a generation was away from the conquest of new borders to the closer cultivation, east of the Mississippi, of ground already marked."
- Carl Clinton Van Doren
(Related: Death, Conquest, Fiction)

"Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest."
- George Eliot
(Related: Marriage, Sympathy, Conquest)

"First get an absolute conquest over thyself, and then thou wilt easily govern thy wife."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Wife, Conquest, First)

"The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Success, Fame, Heroes)

"The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands, and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies, had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly wise and free institutions of the Dutch."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Americans, Conquest)

"We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Conquest, Glory)

"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."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: American, Conquest, Mind, Nothing)

"Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Government, Conquest, Principles)

"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."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Success, Purpose, Aggression, Conquest, Vietnam)

"Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Dreams, Future, Living, Yesterday)

"The great social adventure of America is no longer the conquest of the wilderness but the absorption of fifty different peoples."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Adventure, America, Conquest, Wilderness)

"The principal end both of my father and of myself in the conquest of India... has been the propagation of the holy Catholic faith."
- Ignatius Loyola
(Related: Faith, Father, Conquest, End)

"Christ imparts the capacity of conquest to our lives every single day that we are willing to believe Him."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Christ, Conquest, Day)

"The creative conquest of space will serve as a wonderful substitute for war."
- James S. McDonnell
(Related: War, Conquest, Space, Will)

"The march of conquest through wild provinces, may be the march of Mind; but not the march of Love."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Love, Conquest, March, May, Mind)

"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."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Conquest, Opinions)

"Wars of aggression are popular nowadays with those nations convinced that only victory and conquest could improve their material well-being."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Victory, Aggression, Conquest, Nations, Popular)

"The root of the evil is not the construction of new, more dreadful weapons. It is the spirit of conquest."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Conquest, Evil, Spirit, Weapons)

"We did not speak in terms of strategy, in terms of overall economies, in terms of production and territorial conquest. We spoke of the impact of the bomb on the homes and the hopes of men and women."
- Philip Morrison
(Related: Men, Women, Strategy, Conquest, Production)

"If it awakens in us as a whole how important that is - the theme of how conquest and ambition are meaningless without contribution - I think then as a society we're in better shape. I hope people are inspired to be the best."
- Rob Morrow
(Related: Society, People, Hope, Ambition, Conquest)

"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."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Art, Nature, Truth, Conquest, Imitation, Reality)

"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."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: History, Positive, Conquest, State)

"Empires won by conquest have always fallen either by revolt within or by defeat by a rival."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Conquest, Defeat)

"In the last five or six thousand years, empires one after another have arisen, waxed powerful by wars of conquest, and fallen by internal revolution or attack from without."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Conquest, Revolution, Years)

"When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader."
- Plato
(Related: War, Leader, People, Fear, Conquest, Enemies, May, Nothing, Order)

"We find that the Romans owed the conquest of the world to no other cause than continual military training, exact observance of discipline in their camps, and unwearied cultivation of the other arts of war."
- Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus
(Related: War, Discipline, Cause, Conquest, Military, Training, World)

"Love, the quest; marriage, the conquest; divorce, the inquest."
- Helen Rowland
(Related: Love, Marriage, Conquest, Divorce)

"The object of war is victory; that of victory is conquest; and that of conquest preservation."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: War, Victory, Conquest)

"A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Nature, Peace, Conquest, Party)

"The true law of the race is progress and development. Whenever civilization pauses in the march of conquest, it is overthrown by the barbarian."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Civilization, Development, Progress, Conquest, Law, March, Race)

"If conquest does not bind posterity, so neither can compact bind it."
- Charlotte Smith
(Related: Conquest, Posterity)

"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."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Time, Career, Conquest, Country, Kings, Rome)

"Never had there been such an attempt to make conquest the servant of civilization. About keeping India there is no question. England has a real duty there."
- Goldwin Smith
(Related: Civilization, Conquest, Duty, England, Question)

"Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Conquest, Self)

"But after the spirit of conquest had changed the first governments, all the succeeding ones have, in general, proved one continued series of injustice, which has reigned in all countries for almost four thousand years."
- Ezra Stiles
(Related: Conquest, Countries, First, Injustice, Spirit, Years)

"No right can come by conquest, unless there were a right of making that conquest."
- Algernon Sydney
(Related: Conquest, Right)

"Like some of my other movies, 'Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes' is also a very political film, and many critics still consider it even the best of all the Apes movies, because it conveys a series of political viewpoints."
- J. Lee Thompson
(Related: Movies, Film)

"When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Conquest, Party, Slavery)

"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."
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Related: God, Determination, Actions, Choice, Conquest, Right, Salvation)

"When has there ever been a government in German history that came to the people and revealed its detailed plans for the coming years? That could not happen before, since German governments planned war and conquest."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Government, History, War, People, Conquest, Years)

"Civilisation has ever accompanied emigration and conquest - the conflict of opinion, of religion, or of race."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Religion, Conflict, Conquest, Opinion, Race)

"The impossibility of a retreat makes no difference in the situation of men resolved to conquer or die; and, believe me, my friends, if your conquest could be bought with the blood of your general, he would most cheerfully resign a life which he has long devoted to his country."
- James Wolfe
(Related: Life, Men, Blood, Conquest, Country, Difference, Friends, Impossibility)