Alexander the Great
Quotations


Holy shadows of the dead, Iím 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.

If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.

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.

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?

An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.

I do not steal victory

Nothing is impossible, to him who will try.

Only sex and sleep make me conscious that I am mortal.

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