Explore Alexander the Great quotes about fear, death, conquering, teachers and leadership. He was a great conqueror of world and king of Macedonia. Alexander the Great spent most of his life in military campaign.
He died in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, in Babylon, at age 32. The causes of Alexander’s death were included alcoholic liver disease, fever and strychnine poisoning. Quotes of this young conqueror will really inspire you and feel fearless in life.
33 Famous Quotes of Alexander the Great:
1.Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
2. 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.
3. In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind’s concern is charity.
4. I foresee a great funeral contest over me.
5. The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered.
6. With the right attitude, self imposed limitations vanish
7. 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.
8. Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.
9. Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war.
10. How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
11. I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.
12. 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.
13. I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth
14. 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?
15. I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal
16. 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.
17. I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
18. I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
19. On their side more men are standing, on ours more will fight!
20. 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.
21. God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful.
22. There is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of when I am doing well.
23. How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of furbishing his own spear and helmet, if he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging?
24. I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
25. In the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.
26. 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?
27. May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.
28. When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back.
29. Do you not think it a matter worthy of lamentation that when there is such a vast multitude of them [worlds], we have not yet conquered one?
30. Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.
31. Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
32. Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.