Quotes by Alexander the Great that still inspire many

His was a world full of knowledge and aspirations

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. He succeeded his father King Philip II to the throne at the age of 20, and by the age of 30, he built one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. Besides being a king, Alexander’s legacy also includes cultural diffusion and syncretism. He is known to have founded 20 cities that bore his name, most notably Alexandria in Egypt. Alexander became legendary as a classical hero after featuring prominently in the history and mythic traditions of both Greek and non-Greek cultures. So here are a few quotes by him that continue to inspire people.

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

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

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

A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.

Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.

I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.

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

I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.

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

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

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

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 it is out of the reach of industry and valor.

Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.

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

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.

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