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Best Alexander The Great Quotes

Alexander The Great Quotes About Success, Victory, Love, Leadership Freedom War, Death & Jesus! Ancient Greek king Alexander III of Macedon, better known by his nickname, Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedon. In the year 356 B.C., on July 20, he was born. When he was 20 years old, he succeeded his father Philip II as king of Macedonia. He spent much of his reign leading a protracted military expedition into Western Asia and Northeastern Africa.

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The empire he had built by thirty years old stretched from Greece to northern India, making it one of history’s most extended. Achaemenid Empire (Persian Empire) invasion started in 334 BC and lasted for ten years. When Alexander took over Asia Minor, he began a series of epic conflicts that would eventually lead to the fall of Persia.

In 326 BC, Alexander invaded India and defeated King Porus in the Battle of the Hydaspes, a significant win for Alexander. Ultimately, he turned back at the Beas River to appease his homesick men, dying in Babylon in 323 BC, the city he had intended to construct as his capital as a result. Alexander’s legacy includes the cultural spread and syncretism that his conquests fostered, including Greco-Buddhism and Hellenistic Judaism. More than twenty towns bear his name, the most notable being Alexandria, Egypt.

The Greek language became the region’s lingua franca and the primary language of the Byzantine Empire until its demise in the mid-15th century A.D. His military prowess and enduring, extraordinary victory in war established him the standard by which many succeeding military commanders were measured. On June 13, 323 BC, he passed away. He is primarily regarded as one of history’s most acceptable and most effective military leaders.

Best Alexander the Great Quotes

1. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” – Alexander the Great

2. “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

3. “Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” – Alexander the Great

4. “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

5. “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

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

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

8. “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

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

10. “I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.” – Alexander the Great

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

12. “Every light is not the sun.” – Alexander the Great

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

14. “With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish.” – Alexander the Great

15. “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

16. “I do not steal victory.” – Alexander the Great

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

18. “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

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

20. “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

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

22. “I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.” – Alexander the Great

23. “I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal.” – Alexander the Great

24. “To the strongest!” – Alexander the Great

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

26. “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

27. “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

28. “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

29. “True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love.” – Alexander the Great

30. “Glory crowns the deeds of those who expose themselves to toils and dangers.” – Alexander the Great

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