Alexander The Great Quotes

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Alexander the Great – (20/21 July 356 BC – 11 June 323 BC)

Alexander III was the King of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia, and creator of an empire that included Greece, Persia, Egypt, and many regions beyond them; commonly known as Alexander the Great (in Greek: Μέγας Ἀλέξανδρος : Megas Alexandros). He was undefeated in battle and is considered as one of the most notable military commanders in history.

Quotes by Alexander

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander the Great.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. Aristotle was his teacher.
What an excellent horse do they lose, for want of address and boldness to manage him! … I could manage this horse better than others do. Statement upon seeing Bucephalas being led away as useless and beyond training, as quoted in Lives by Plutarch, as translated by Arthur Hugh Clough.
A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough. Alexander’s tombstone epitaph.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try. Alexander the Great.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. Alexander the Great.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. Alexander the Great.
When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back. Alexander the Great.
If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes. After Diogenes of Sinope who was lying in the sun, responded to a query by Alexander asking if he could do anything for him with a reply requesting that he stop blocking his sunlight. As quoted in “On the Fortune of Alexander” by Plutarch, 332 a-b
Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal. Alexander the Great.
Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue? As quoted in Lives by Plutarch, as translated by Arthur Hugh Clough
Now you fear punishment and beg for your lives, so I will let you free, if not for any other reason so that you can see the difference between a Greek king and a barbarian tyrant, so do not expect to suffer any harm from me. A king does not kill messengers. Alexander the Great.
There are no more worlds to conquer! Alexander the Great.
My treasure lies in my friends. Alexander the Great.
Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. Alexander the Great.
Each moment free from fear makes a man immortal. Alexander the Great.
For my part, I think that to a man of spirit there is no other aim and end of his labours except the labours themselves. Alexander the Great.
Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable. Alexander the Great.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters. Alexander the Great.
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens. Alexander the Great.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians. Alexander the Great.
How happy had it been for me had I been slain in the battle. It had been far more noble to have died the victim of the enemy than fall a sacrifice to the rage of my friends. Alexander the Great.
I do not steal victory. Reply to the suggestion by Parmenion, before the Battle of Gaugamela, that he attack the Persian camp during the night, reported in Life of Alexander by Plutarch, as quoted in A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great (1900) by John Bagnell Bury

 

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