Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, was a famous Macedonian king and conqueror of the world. These inspirational quotes highlight his love for philosophy, power, and knowledge.
This legendary ruler created one of the most extensive empires in the ancient world, stretching from Greece to North Africa, India and Asia. These quotes by Alexander the Great will inspire you and encourage you to achieve your goals.
Through the ages, Alexander the Great has been celebrated as a successful and undefeated military commander. Read these wise words and thought-provoking ideas to fuel your own ambitions.
1. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
2. “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
3. “Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”
4. “Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.”
5. “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.”
6. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”
7. “I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.”
8. “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.”
9. “For my own part, I would rather excel knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.”
10. “I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.”
11. “Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.”
12. “Every light is not the sun.”
13. “There is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of when I am doing well.”
14. “With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish.”
15. “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.”
16. “I do not steal victory.”
17. “In the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.”
18. “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?”
19. “A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.”
20. “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?”