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24,930. We are Klingons, Worf. We don’t embrace other cultures, we conquer them. (Star Trek & Conquer) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: You Are Cordially Invited ... s6e7, Martok to Worf
94,854. Also forgotten was Turkey’s conquest of northern Cyprus, with thousands of casualties and hundreds of thousands of refugees after an orgy of killing, torture, rape and pillage to extirpate the last remnants of Greek culture back to classical antiquity; George Bush praised Turkey for serving ‘as a protector of peace’ as it joined those who ‘stand up for civilized values around the world.’ (Cyprus & Greece & Turkey & Conquest & Bush) Noam Chomsky, Deterring Democracy
98,538. It is one thing to mortify curiosity, another to conquer it. (Curiosity & Conquer) Robert Louis Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
65,759. Better to conquer yourself than others. (Buddhism & Conquer & Self) Gautama Buddha
68,165. I put down for one of the most effectual seeds of the death of any state, that the conquerors require not only a submission of men’s actions for them for the future, but also an approbation of all their actions past. Thomas Hobbes 1588-1679, Leviathan
68,166. You cannot conquer America. William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, speech House of Lords 18th November 1777
68,167. A peace is of the nature of a conquest
For then both parties nobly are subdued,
And neither party loser. William Shakespeare, II Henry IV IV i 315-317, Archbishop of York
68,168. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. (Conquer & Self & I) Napoleon Hill
68,169. The only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves. (Conquer & Self & I) Napoleon Bonaparte
68,170. He who angers you conquers you. (Conquer & Anger) Elizabeth Kenny
68,171. Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government. (Conquest & US Empire & Principles) Thomas Jefferson
68,172. 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 & US Empire & Principles) Thomas Jefferson
68,173. 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 at it. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness 1902
68,174. Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. (Conquer & Shoes & Give & Girl) Marilyn Monroe
48,714. Energy and persistence conquer all things. (Energy & Persistence & Conquer) Benjamin Franklin, quotation often given as ‘alter all things’
68,176. You have only to endure to conquer. (Conquer & Endurance) Winston Churchill
68,177. The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile. (Conquer & Self & Victory) Plato
68,178. Now the reason the enlightened prince and the wise general conquer the enemy whenever they move and their achievements surpass those of ordinary men is foreknowledge. (Conquer & Knowledge) Sun Tzu
68,179. To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity. (Conquer & Perseverance) Samuel Johnson
68,180. I have aspirations to conquer the world. Let’s see what happens. Sonam Kapoor
68,181. To bear is to conquer our fate. (Conquer & Fate & Perseverance) Thomas Campbell
68,182. It is easier to conquer it that to know what to do with it. (Conquer & British Empire) Horace Walpole
74,604. On these roads, the circulation of the most valuable and decisive commodities would permit the survival of the human race in its adaptation of the planet. And along these roads, for better or worse, silk of course would circulate, but also religion, language, refugees, artists, technology and pandemics. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & War & Empire & Commodity & Road & Weapons & Conquest & British Empire) Exterminate All the Brutes s1e3: Killing at a Distance or … How I Thoroughly Enjoyed the Outing *****
74,693. Sudan 1898 colonials wars. In Omdurman in 1989 the whole European arsenal was tested against a numerically superior and very determined enemy. One of the most cheerful depicters of war was Winston Churchill, later Nobel winner for Prize for literature. Was the war correspondent of the Morning Post. ‘Nothing like the battle of Obdurman will ever be seen again’, wrote Churchill in a book published after the experience. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & Winston Churchill & Sudan & British Empire & Empire & War & Battle & Weapons & Conquest) ibid.
128,800. An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan by Winston Spencer Churchill: ‘They were a condensed mass: 2,800 yards from the 32nd field battery and the gunboats. The ranges were known. It was a matter of machinery. The mind was fascinated by the impending horror. I could see it coming. In a few seconds swift destruction would rush on these brave men … It was based on a fatal underestimation of the effectiveness of modern weapons. Within the space of five hours, the strongest best armed and savage army yet arrayed against a modern European power had been destroyed and dispersed with hardly any difficulty, comparatively small risk and insignificant loss to the victors. Thus ended the Battle of Omdurman, the most striking triumph ever gained by the arms of science against barbarians … only a sporting element in a splendid game. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & Winston Churchill & Sudan & British Empire & Empire & Arms & Battle & Weapons & War & Conquest) ibid.
128,803. Joseph Conrad’s book Heart of Darkness was influenced by the Battle of Omdurman. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & British Empire & Arms & War & Kill & Sudan & Book & Novel & Africa & Conquest) ibid.
129,043. A new era in the history of racism. Europeans started mistaking military superiority for intellectual and even biological superiority. That’s when things turned nasty. No-one had to pretend any more. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & US Empire & British Empire & Empire & Arms & War & Weapons & Conquest & Eugenics) ibid.
129,044. Baden-Powell writes to his mother: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed the outing. Except for want of a fight. Which I fear will preclude our getting any medals or decoration. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & British Empire & Empire & Arms & War & Weapons & Conquest & Eugenics) ibid.
129,045. Lord Salisbury, Albert Hall 4th May 1898: ‘One can roughly divide the nations of the world into the living and the dying. The weak nations become increasingly weaker and the strong, stronger. It was in the nature of things that the living nations would fraudulently encroach on the territory of the dying. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & British Empire & Empire & Arms & War & Weapons & Conquest & Eugenics) ibid.
129,046. The Germans did not think that as a higher race they had any need to abide by treaties they made with the natives. As in north America, the German plans for immigration presupposed that the natives were to be relieved of all land of any value. When the Hereros resisted … every Herero found within the German borders with or without weapons was to be shot … 80,000 Hereros died in the desert. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & Empire & Arms & War & Weapons & Conquest & Concentration Camp & Eugenics & Germany) ibid.
138,768. Eugenics: The over-infatuation with genetic impurity, an impressive amount of energy put into the classification of people. A pathological obsession for the concept of race that scientifically doesn’t exist. (Racism & Immigration & Hate & Intolerance & Genocide & Civilisation & British Empire & Empire & Arms & War & Weapons & Conquest & Eugenics) ibid.