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Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate?
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.
I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar.
Today, for the first time in history, a Bishop of Rome sets foot on English soil. This fair land, once a distant outpost of the pagan world, has become, through the preaching of the Gospel, a beloved and gifted portion of Christ's vineyard.
Pope John Paul II
I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day, but I wasn't on that particular job.
Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories, ruled by a complacent, greedy elite, and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
When in Rome, do as you done in Milledgeville.
But, ancient Greece and ancient Rome - people did not happen to believe that creativity came from human beings back then, OK? People believed that creativity was this divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons.
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
Miguel de Cervantes
Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.
Rome was not built in one day.
I go to Paris, I go to London, I go to Rome, and I always say, 'There's no place like New York. It's the most exciting city in the world now. That's the way it is. That's it.'
Robert De Niro
When I was flying to Rome, we flew over London; I felt like bursting into tears. It's part of me, so I can't leave London behind for good.
Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today.
When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere.
Every one soon or late comes round by Rome.
The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall.
If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish.
There is an old saying that all roads lead to Rome. It seems the administration so often clearly believes that no matter what the evidence was at any particular time, essentially everything led to Saddam Hussein.
All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome.
I think the International Criminal Court could be a threat to American security interests, because the prosecutor of the court has enormous discretion in going after war crimes. And the way the Statute of Rome is written, responsibility for war crimes can be taken all the way up the chain of command.
Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.
Giotto di Bondone
Omaha, like Rome, is built on seven hills.
In a sense, 'Schmidt' is the most Omaha of my films. But have I gotten it right? I'm not sure. Did Fellini get Rome right? Did Ozu get Tokyo right?
The American Republic was bound - is still bound - to follow in the centuries to come the same course to destruction as did Rome.
I was born in London and raised in Rome until I was 4. Then we went back to London, where I went to school.
From the early Seventies to the mid-Eighties, I approached Rome at a snail's pace. Having concluded that God existed, I could not seriously entertain the thought of not trying to be in contact with Him.
In Italy, there are so many significant architectural structures in history such as the Pantheon in Rome, or the Duomo.
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