Alexander The Great Quotes
Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: ?????????? ? ?????, Aléxandros ho Mégas [a.lék.san.dros ho mé.gas], from the Greek ????? (alex?) "defend" and ????- (andr-), the stem of ???? (an?r) "man" and means "protector of men"), was a King (Basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty, an ancient Greek royal house. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander succeeded his father, Philip II, to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt into northwest India and modern-day Pakistan. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders
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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.
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.
May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.
I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.
A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.[Alexander's tombstone epitaph]"
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.
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.
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.
Toil and risk are the price of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame.