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There is nothing impossible to him who will try. - Alexander the Great Quotes
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
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Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. - Alexander the Great Quotes
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
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I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well. - Alexander the Great Quotes
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
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Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters. - Alexander the Great Quotes
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
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A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient. - Alexander the Great Quotes
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
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I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians. - Alexander the Great Quotes
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
1995
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I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
1939
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I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.
1883
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How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens. - Alexander the Great Quotes
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
1826
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If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes. - Alexander the Great Quotes
If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.
1770
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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 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.
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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.
1572
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True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love. - Alexander the Great Quotes
True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love.
1545
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Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.
1540
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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.
1526
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In the end, when it's over, all that matters is what you've done. - Alexander the Great Quotes
In the end, when it's over, all that matters is what you've done.
1265
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May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.
1226
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Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies. - Alexander the Great Quotes
Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.
1155
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I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity. - Alexander the Great Quotes
I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.
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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.
837
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With the right attitude, self imposed limitations vanish - Alexander the Great Quotes
With the right attitude, self imposed limitations vanish
808
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But truly, if I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes. - Alexander the Great Quotes
But truly, if I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
806
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Toil and risk are the price of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame.
795
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God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful. - Alexander the Great Quotes
God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful.
755
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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.
640
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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.
603
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Every light is not the sun. - Alexander the Great Quotes
Every light is not the sun.
600
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My logisticians are a humorless lot ... they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.
578
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The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered. - Alexander the Great Quotes
The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered.
570
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There are so many worlds and I have not yet conquered even one. - Alexander the Great Quotes
There are so many worlds and I have not yet conquered even one.
556
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On their side more men are standing, on ours more will fight! - Alexander the Great Quotes
On their side more men are standing, on ours more will fight!
532
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There is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of, when I am doing well. - Alexander the Great Quotes
There is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of, when I am doing well.
392
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I do not steal victory. - Alexander the Great Quotes
I do not steal victory.
255
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Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal. - Alexander the Great Quotes
Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.
125
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Holy shadows of the dead, I'm 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.
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Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas [Greece] and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you.
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We of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war - Alexander the Great Quotes
We of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war
99
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Are there no more worlds that I might conquer? - Alexander the Great Quotes
Are there no more worlds that I might conquer?
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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?
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I consider not what Parmenio should receive, but what Alexander should give. - Alexander the Great Quotes
I consider not what Parmenio should receive, but what Alexander should give.
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There are no more worlds to conquer! - Alexander the Great Quotes
There are no more worlds to conquer!
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Shall I pass by and leave you lying there because of the expedition you led against Greece, or shall I set you up again because of your magnanimity and your virtues in other respects?
84
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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.
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I am dying with the help of too many physicians. - Alexander the Great Quotes
I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
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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?
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I foresee a great funeral contest over me. - Alexander the Great Quotes
I foresee a great funeral contest over me.
52
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At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory! - Alexander the Great Quotes
At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!
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O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you! - Alexander the Great Quotes
O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!
44
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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?
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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.
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My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.
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For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.
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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.
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I do not pilfer victory.
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Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Shall I, that have destroyed my Preservers, return home?
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Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.
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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.
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I consider not what Parmenion should receive, but what Alexander should give.
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Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.
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For my part, I assure you, I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
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Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas Greece and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you.
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With the right attitude, self imposed limitations vanish.
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Know ye not that the end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered?
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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.
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So would I, if I were Parmenion.
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To the strongest!
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We of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war.
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