Emperor Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old emperor quotes, emperor sayings, and emperor proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The supreme nobility of a Roman emperor does not consist in being a master of slaves, but in being a lord of free men, who loves freedom even in those who serve him.     

Julius Evola

Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.     

Jean de la Fontaine

If the emperor and the palace officials cannot get along well, the country will surely come to extinction.     

Su Shi

At all times an empire is more important than emperor and empress, prince and princess.     

Amit Kalantri

The only emperor is the emperor of ice cream.     

Wallace Stevens

It becomes an emperor to die standing.     

Vespasian

Praise the Emperor whose sacrifice is life as ours is death.     

Credo Astronomicon

You don't need to work hard to earn an empire; there is an army of slaves to do it for you.     

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Only he who has no use for the empire is fit to be entrusted with it.     

Zhuangzi