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)
Contributed by: ~Stewie~
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.
Source: Alexander's last words
Contributed by: yogesh
I assure you I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Source: Life of Alexander, bk. XIV by Plutarch.
Contributed by: Zaady
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?
Source: On the Tranquillity of the Mind, by Plutarch.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
I am indebted to my father for living , but to my teacher for living well.
At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!
Source: Cicero, Pro Archia 24
If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
Source: Plutarch, The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, “Alexander”
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.
I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.
Source: Letter to King Darius III.
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