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Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon (356 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the Greek kingdom of Macedon. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, until by the age of thirty he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to Egypt and into present-day Pakistan. He was undefeated in battle and is considered one of history's most successful commanders.


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There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

Alexander the Great quotes: An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.



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

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

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

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.

Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

There are no more worlds to conquer!

Now that the wars are coming to an end, I wish you to prosper in peace. May all mortals from now on live like one people in concord and for mutual advancement. Consider the world as your country, with laws common to all and where the best will govern irrespective of tribe. I do not distinguish among men, as the narrow-minded do, both among Greeks and Barbarians. I am not interested in the descendance 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. If necessary, I should be your arbitrator.

How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.

I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.