An ancient Macedonian ruler and the history’s greatest military minds, the King of Macedonia and Persia, is known as the Alexander the Great. He established the greatest empire which had never seen before in the ancient world.
He turned charismatic and ruthless, he made them brilliant and empowered them as hungry, he shifted their minds as diplomats and made them bloodthirsty, Alexander brought his men in such a way, they’d follow alexander with full loyalty they would go anywhere, they can die if necessary.
It was the miss-fortune Alexander the Great died before his dream came true, that was uniting new realm. He dreamt to have full hold on Greek and Asian culture.
Alexander’s life is the greatest lesson for all and “Alexander the Great quotes” are the true inspiration from his life.
Here is famous list of Alexander the Great quotes
1.“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.”
2.“A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.”
3.“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”
4.“A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.”
5.“Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”
6.“Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?”
7.“Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.”
8.“Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.”
9.“In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind’s concern is charity.”
10.“For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.”
11.“With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish.”
12.“Toil and risk are the price of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame.”
13.“May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans”
14.“Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”
15.“A king does not kill messengers.”
16.“I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.”
17.“What an excellent horse do they lose, for want of address and boldness to manage him! … I could manage this horse better than others do.”
18.“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?”
19.“I am dying with the help of too many physicians.”
20.“Shall I, that have destroyed my Preservers, return home?”
21.“It is men who endure toil and dare dangers that achieve glorious deeds. And it is a lovely thing to live with courage and to die leaving behind an everlasting renown.”
22.“I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.”
23.“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.”
24.“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
25.“Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.”
26.“I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.”
27.“How happy had it been for me had I been slain in the battle. It had been far more noble to have died the victim of the enemy than fall a sacrifice to the rage of my friends.”
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.“I do not pilfer victory.”
30.“If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.”
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.“In the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.”
33.“Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.”
34.“Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.”
35.“There are so many worlds and I have not yet conquered even one.”
36.“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.”
37.“Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.”
38.“O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!”
39.“Know ye not that the end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered?”
40.“How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.”
41.“Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world?”
42.“I know, you slew them, you want me to do that too?”
43.“A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.”
Introduction – Alexander the Great
The Alexander was born in 356 B.C. in Pella, Macedonia. Ha was the son of King Philip II and Queen Olympia. He was inherited legend who had the most powerful father of that era. His father was the actual ruler of the ‘Greek gods’.Philip II, his father was having an extraordinary impressive personality, who always had his own right, even being a military man. He turned his mother land Macedonia into a military land, he groomed his force toby fantasizing them about victoriousend of the massive Persian Empire.
Why ‘Great’ – Alexander The Great
Alexander introduced many occupiedpieces of lands that retainedunder the Greek influence, several cities that he found remained important according to the cultural centers, even today. The historical period of time, from his death till 31 B.C., whenthe empire folded, this time period is known as the ‘Hellenistic period’, came from “Hellazein,” with the meaning, “to speak Greek or identify with the Greeks.” Alexander the ‘Great’ is his honor, and hewell-regarded this honor being the most powerful and most influential leader from the ancient world.
Early life- Alexander the Great
Only at age of 12, Alexander proved himself as an impressive and courageousman, when he tamed a wildest horse ‘Bucephalus’. This horse remainedwith him for whole of his life as a battle companion. At the age of 13, his father Philip hiredAristotle, the great philosopher as a tutor for his son. Aristotle put his best and fostered Alexander’s interest in philosophy, literature, medicine and pure sciences. Alexander was at theage of 16, when he hold the charge of Macedonia, it was the time when Philip went for the battle of Byzantine Empire. In 338 B.C., Alexander found an opportunity to prove himself as the best military man by leading a cavalry against the ‘Sacred Band of Thebes’.Alexander never leave the opportunity he put all of his potency and bravery to display. His potencyshows the depth of his decision making power while the “Alexander’s Quotes” gives the strength to every individual.
The King- Alexander the Great
In 336 B.C.,Alexander was at 20th year of his age, when his father Philip was brutally murdered by his own bodyguard Pausanias. As the Alexander never missed the opportunity he claimed to Macedonian throne, killed his rival before they challenge his sovereignty.He fought for the northern Greece also defeatedthe rebellions for Greece independence. Alexander himself appointed the general Antipater, as a substitute and headed for Persiaalong with his own army. They easily crossed Hellespont, it was a narrow canal between two seas,one is the Aegean Sea and the other one Sea of Marmara, at this stage he faced Persian and Greek forces both at the same time on the Granicus River, even than Victory was for one and only Alexander and his state Macedonians.
Entered in Egypt- Alexander the Great
At first he asked for the peace but after a continues rejection of peace offer from Darius, an Egyptian ruler. Alexander set out for Egypt and called his army to get set to enter in Egypt. He sidelined at Gaza, after spending several weeks, the time got over, he just took his town to enter to the Egypt where he established a city with his name‘Alexandria’. Then he traveled to deserted areas where he could consult the oracle of Ammon.
Alexander Becomes King of Persia
in October 331 B.C. at the place of Gaugamela, Alexander had to facethe Darius and his armed forces massive troops justafter conquering Egypt. Both the parties fought with each other and faced heavy losses at both sides, Darius escaped and assassinated by own troops. People observed that Alexander was not happy when he saw Darius’s dead body, as condolence he gave him royal burial. Finally, just after the death of Darius, Alexander claimed himself as the ‘King of Persia’. But another Persian leader, Bessus had also dreamt about the Persian king. Alexander situation became week again.After persistent pursuit by Alexander and Bessus, at the endAlexander got Persia fullyunder control.
A Mass Wedding
In early 324 B.C., Alexander reached city Susa in Persia. He actually wanted to unite both the state Persia and Macedonian, through which he could create a new race, who must be loyal only to him. Alexander ordered to his officers who can afford must marry the Persian princesses at a ‘mass wedding’ while hecould also afford, he took two princesses, to became his wives.
Death of Alexander the Great
After survival battle and after the fierce battle, Alexander the Great got died in June 323 B.C. only at age of 32. Some historians explored that Alexander died because of malaria fever or any other natural diseases, but some of those believed he was given poison.
Beyond the shade of any doubt I can say, Alexander was the brave armed man, the great ruler, who did a lot in his 32 years of whole life. His quite short life leaves mind to think if he could live some more year what happened to the other states of this world. His young age and bravery is a great lesson for todays’ youth and the “Alexander’s Quotes” are thetrue inspiration for our young soldiers as well as the civil youngsters.