Alexander the Great

356 - 323 BC

A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great'

An army of sheep led by the lion will defeat an army of lions led by the sheep.

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: The Travelers Gift (disputed)

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘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 (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Alexander's last words

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on glory and youth

At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Cicero, Pro Archia 24

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on excellence, knowledge, and power

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

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Life of Alexander, bk. XIV by Plutarch.

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great'

Do you not think it a matter worthy of lamentation that when there is such a vast multitude of them [worlds], we have not yet conquered one?

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: On the Tranquillity of the Mind, by Plutarch.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on impossibility

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on fatherhood, life, and teachers

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

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on perfection, vices, and victory

I will not steal a victory. The end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue.

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, “Alexander”

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great' on bitterness and victory

I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Letter to King Darius III.

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A Quote by Alexander III ‘the Great'

If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.

Alexander the Great (356 - 323 BC)

Source: Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, “Alexander”

Contributed by: Zaady

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