Alexander The Great Quotes

Alexander The Great Quotes


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

There is nothing impossible to him who will try. Alexander the Great

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. 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

How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of furbishing his own spear and helmet, if he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging? 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

You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that it is out of the reach of industry and valor. Alexander the Great

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion. Alexander the Great

Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim? Alexander the Great

I wish that the Indians believed me a god, for upon the report of an enemy's valor oftentimes depends the success of a battle, and false reports have many times done as great things as true courage and resolution. Alexander the Great

If we turn our backs of the Scythians who have provoked us, how shamefully shall we march against the revolted Bactrians; but if we pass Tanais and make the Scythians feel, by dear experience, that we are invincible, not in Asia only, it is not to be doubted but that Europe itself, as well as Asia, will come within the bounds of our conquests. Alexander the Great

His father is governor of Media, and though he has the greatest command given him of all the rest of my generals, he still covetously desires more, and my being without issue spurs him on to this wicked design. But Philotas takes wrong measures. Alexander the Great
So far as I am concerned, I could not be accused of having set eyes, or having wished to set eyes, upon Darius' wife: on the contrary, I have refused even to listen to those who spoke to me of her beauty. Alexander the Great

Soldiers, I had lately like to have been taken from you by the attempt of a few desperate men, but by the grace and providence of the gods, I am still preserved. Alexander the Great

Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world? Alexander the Great

 “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great Quotes

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” Alexander The Great

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by 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

“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

Alexander The Great Quotes Fear

“I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.” Alexander The Great

“A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.” Alexander The Great

“Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.” Alexander The Great

“You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that is out of the reach of industry and valor.” Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great Quotes Afghanistan

“Bury my body and don’t build any monument. Keep my hands out so the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died.” Alexander The Great

 “Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.” Alexander The Great

 “For my own part, I would rather excel knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.” Alexander The Great

“Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.” Alexander The Great

“Toil and risk are the price of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame.” Alexander The Great

Alexander The Great Quotes On Death

“The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered.” Alexander The Great

“There is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of when I am doing well.” Alexander The Great

 “With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish” Alexander The Great

 “How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.” Alexander The Great

 “As for a limit to one’s labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments.” Alexander The Great

“In the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.” Alexander The Great

Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.
        Alexander the Great

Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.
      Alexander the Great

Bury my body and don't build any monument. Keep my hands out so the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died.Alexander the Great

In the end, when it's over, all that matters is what you've done.Alexander the Great

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.Alexander the Great

May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.Alexander the Great

Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.Alexander the Great

Youths of the Pellaians and of the Macedonians and of the Hellenic Amphictiony and of the Lakedaimonians and of the Corinthians... and of all the Hellenic peoples, join your fellow-soldiers and entrust yourselves to me, so that we can move against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage, for as Greeks we should not be slaves to barbarians.Alexander the Great

I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.Alexander the Great

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 is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of, when I am doing well.Alexander the Great

I am involved in the land of a leonine and brave people, where every foot of the ground is like a well of steel, confronting my soldier. You have brought only one son into the world, but everyone in this land can be called an Alexander.Alexander the Great

My logisticians are a humorless lot ... they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.Alexander the Great

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

{His teacher was the legendary philosopher Aristotle}” ― Alexander the Great

“Now that the wars are coming to an end, I wish you to prosper in peace. May all mortals from now on live like one people in concord and for mutual advancement. Consider the world as your country, with laws common to all and where the best will govern irrespective of tribe. I do not distinguish among men, as the narrow-minded do, both among Greeks and Barbarians. I am not interested in the descendance of the citizens or their racial origins. I classify them using one criterion: their virtue. For me every virtuous foreigner is a Greek and every evil Greek worse than a Barbarian. If differences ever develop between you never have recourse to arms, but solve them peacefully. If necessary, I should be your arbitrator.” ― Alexander the Great

“Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.” ― Alexander the Great

“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

“When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back.” ― Alexander the Great

“If it were not my purpose to combine barbarian things with things Hellenic, to traverse and civilize every continent, to search out the uttermost parts of land and sea, to push the bounds of Macedonia to the farthest Ocean, and to disseminate and shower the blessings of the Hellenic justice and peace over every nation, I should not be content to sit quietly in the luxury of idle power, but I should emulate the frugality of Diogenes. But as things are, forgive me Diogenes, that I imitate Herakles, and emulate Perseus, and follow in the footsteps of Dionysos, the divine author and progenitor of my family, and desire that victorious Hellenes should dance again in India and revive the memory of the Bacchic revels among the savage mountain tribes beyond the Kaukasos…” ― Alexander the Great

“Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves. There are Greek troops, to be sure, in Persian service — but how different is their cause from ours! They will be fighting for pay — and not much of at that; we, on the contrary, shall fight for Greece, and our hearts will be in it. As for our foreign troops — Thracians, Paeonians, Illyrians, Agrianes — they are the best and stoutest soldiers in Europe, and they will find as their opponents the slackest and softest of the tribes of Asia. And what, finally, of the two men in supreme command? You have Alexander, they — Darius!” ― Alexander the Great

“Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.” ― Alexander the Great

“Holy shadows of the dead, I am not to blame for your cruel and bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people to fight one another. I do not feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, I would be glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing here next to me, since we are united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions.
[Addressing the dead Hellenes of the Battle of Chaeronea]” ― Alexander the Great

“Youths of the Pellaians and of the Macedonians and of the Hellenic Amphictiony and of the Lakedaimonians and of the Corinthians… and of all the Hellenic peoples, join your fellow-soldiers and entrust yourselves to me, so that we can move against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage, for as Greeks we should not be slaves to barbarians.” ― Alexander the Great

“As for a limit to one’s labors, I, for one, do not recognize any for a high-minded man, except that the labors themselves should lead to noble accomplishments.” ― Alexander the Great

“If I could not be alexander I would be Diogenes” ― Alexander the Great

Alexander The Great Quotes

“Glory crowns the deeds of those who expose themselves to toils and dangers.” ― 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
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