At the time of their creation empires do not suffer lack of purposes, but once established, aims are corrupted and replaced by hazy ritual.
+1 Vote for this quoteVote against this quote 0
+ add attribution
Attribution:

Up+2Down
submitted by titanicdaze, July 8, 2012
The Muqaddimah of Shaykh ibn Khaldun
This quote was added November 1, 2007.