Alexander the Great Quotes

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Alexander III of Macedon better known as Alexander the Great was an ancient Greek king and conquerer. He was privately tutored by no one less than Aristotle.

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Best 21 Quotes by 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.”

“Every light is not the sun.”

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

“I am dying with the help of too many physicians.”

“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.”

“I am not interested in the descendence 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.”

“I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.”

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

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

“My treasure lies in my friends.”

“Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.”

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

“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.”

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

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“True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love.”

“Upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”

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

“With the right attitude, self imposed limitations vanish.”

About his teacher, the Greek philosopher Aristoteles Quotes

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

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About the Greek cynic philosopher Diogenes of Synope Quotes

“But truly, if I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.”

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Tombstone epitaph Quotes

“A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.”

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