Who is Alexander The Great
Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC and died in 323 BC. He official title was Alexander III of Macedon and attained the throne in his 20th year, following the death of his father, King Philip II. In his early years, Aristotle tutored him before coming of age and taking the throne. Alexander was fortunate in that he inherited a kingdom which was in a position of power and authority, with a strong army.
After being awarded the generalship of Greece, he launched his campaign against Persia, a project planned by his father. He spent almost all of his time as King on campaigns, spending 10 years fighting against Persia until he finally conquered the Achaemenid Empire. Not content with this, he continued his military campaign towards India but had to turn back. It was on this journey back that he died in Babylon, the city that was supposed to become his new capital.
Alexanders legacy has lasted for thousands of years, whether in the cities named after him or the cultural impact he has had. He is widely viewed as one of the greatest military minds ever to have lived, with many military training facilities still teaching his tactics and battles to date.
Alexander The Great qoutes
1. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well
2. There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
3. A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.
4. 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.
5. When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back.
6. Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.
7. 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.
8. But truly, if I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
9. Upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
10. An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.
11. 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.
12. My treasure lies in my friends .
13. There is nothing immpossible to him who will try
14. Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
15. Glory crowns the deeds of those who expose themselves to toils and dangers.
16. Holy shadows of the dead, I am 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.
17. 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.
18. Upon the conduct of each determines the fate of all
19. If I could not be alexander I would be Diogenes
20. 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.
21. Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” ― Alexander the Great
22. When my casket is being carried to the grave, leave my hands hanging outside. For empty-handed, I came into this world and empty-handed, I shall go! My whole life has been a hallow waste, a futile exercise, for no one at death can take anything with them
23. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
24. I am not afraid of an army of lions led by sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
25. Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.
26. I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
27. A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
28. 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.
29. True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love.
30. 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 is out of the reach of industry and valor.
31. 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.
32. Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.
33. For my own part, I would rather excel knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.
34. I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.
35. Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.
36. Toil and risk are the price of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame.
37. Every light is not the sun.
38. The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered.
39. There is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of when I am doing well.
40. With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish
41. I do not steal victory.
42. Are there no more worlds that I might conquer?
43. How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
44. In the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.