49 Wise Quotes By Alexander The Great

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Born on July 20th in Ancient Greece, Alexander the Great served as both king and conqueror of Macedonia. Between 336 and 323 B.C., Alexander helped to unite the Greek-City-States while leading the Corinthian league. Later on, he would become the ruler of Asia, Babylon, and Persia; as well as the creator of Macedonia’s regional colonies.

Unbeknownst to most, this mighty conqueror gained much knowledge and wisdom over the years. Helping him to become a powerful ruler whose name’s founding originated from Alexandria, Egypt.

Alexander The Great Quotes

If you’re seeking encouragement to conquer life’s obstacles, we present you with these 49 Quotes About Alexander the Great.

1. “My treasure here lies in myself and my friends.” — Alexander the Great

2. “Whatever possessions we gain by our sword cannot be sure or long-lasting, but the love that’s gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.” — Alexander the Great

3. “Heaven can not brook two suns, neither can the earth brook two masters.” — Alexander the Great

4. “O how fortunate are the youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!” — Alexander the Great

5. “Through every generation of the human race there’s been a constant war forever raging, a war with fear. Those who have got 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.” — Alexander the Great

6. “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.” — Alexander the Great

7. “Without Knowledge, Skill can not be focused. Without Skill, Strength can not be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge May not be applied.” — Alexander the Great

8. “Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” — Alexander the Great

9. “Shall I, that have destroyed my Preservers, return home?” — Alexander the Great

10. “Youths of the Pellaians and of the Macedonians and of the Hellenic Amphictiony and of the Lacedaemonians and of the Corinthians … and of all the Hellenic peoples, join your fellow-soldiers and entrust yourselves to me so that we can move on against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian’s bondage, For as Greeks we shouldn’t be slaves to barbarians.” — Alexander the Great

11. “I’m not afraid of an army of lions that are led by sheep; I’m afraid of an army of sheep who’s led by a lion.” — Alexander the Great

12. “I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.” — Alexander the Great

13. “I want the road to be full of my treasures so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired here on earth, stays on earth. ” — Alexander the Great

14. “I am indebted to my father For living, but to my teacher For living well.” — Alexander the Great

15. “At the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.” — Alexander the Great

16. “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.” — Alexander the Great

17. “I’d rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.” — Alexander the Great

18. “How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of refurbishing his own spear and helmet, If he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging?” — Alexander the Great

19. “Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.” — Alexander the Great

20. “Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.” — Alexander the Great

21. “May God keep you safe and away from the poisonous venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.” — Alexander the Great

22. “Holy shadows of the dead, I’m 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 about 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.” — Alexander the Great

23. “There is something noble in hearing myself ill-spoken of when I am doing well.” — Alexander the Great

24. “Soldiers, I had lately like to have been taken from you by the attempt of a few desperate men, but by the grace and providence of the gods, I am still preserved.” — Alexander the Great

25. “Now that the wars are coming to an end, I wish you to prosper in peace. May all mortals from Now on living like one person in concord and for mutual advancement. Consider the world as your country, with laws common to all and where the best will govern irrespective of tribe. I do not distinguish among men, as the narrow-minded do, both among Greeks and Barbarians. I am not interested in the descendance of the citizens or their racial origins. I classify them using one criterion: their virtue. For me, every virtuous foreigner is a Greek, and every evil Greek worse than a Barbarian. If differences ever develop between you never have recourse to arms, but solve them peacefully. If necessary, I should be your arbitrator.” — Alexander the Great

26. “For as a newborn babe cannot be nourished without the nurse’s milk, nor conducted to the approaches that lead to growth in life, so a city cannot thrive without fields and the fruits thereof pouring into its walls.” — Alexander the Great

27. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” — Alexander the Great

28. “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.” — Alexander the Great

29. “The end and object of conquest are to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered.” — Alexander the Great

30. “Toil and risk are the prices of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame.” — Alexander the Great

31. “I’m involved in the land of a leonine and its brave people, where every foot of the ground is like a well of steel, confronting my soldier. You have brought only one son into the world, but everyone in this land can be called Alexander.” — Alexander the Great

32. “Remember upon the conduct of each depends on the fate of all.” — Alexander the Great

33. “True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love.” — Alexander the Great

34. “Glory crowns the deeds of those who expose themselves to toils and dangers.” — Alexander the Great

35. “My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know If my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.” — Alexander the Great

36. “When we give someone our time, we actually have given a portion of our life that we’ll never take back.” — Alexander the Great

37. “Bury my body and do not build any monument. Keep my hands out so that the people know the one who won the world had nothing in hand when he died.” — Alexander the Great

38. “A tomb Now suffices him For whom the world was not enough.” — Alexander the Great’s Tombstone Epitaph

39. “I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.” — Alexander the Great

40. “My treasure lies in my friends.” — Alexander the Great

41. “I do not steal the victory.” — Alexander the Great

42. “I Consider not what Parmenio should receive, but what Alexander should give.” — Alexander the Great

43. “How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.” — Alexander the Great

44. “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.” — Alexander the Great

45. “I send you gaffes of mustard seed, that you May taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.” — Alexander the Great

46. “Shall I pass by and leave you lying there because of the expedition you led against Greece, or shall I set you up again because of your magnanimity and your virtues in other respects?” — Alexander the Great

47. “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?” — Alexander the Great

48. “To the strongest!” — Alexander the Great

49. “Each moment free and clear from fear makes a man immortal.” — Alexander the Great

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For those seeking enlightenment, “With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish.” is one of Alexander’s most profound quotes to get you through life. Because when we release our constraints in life, endless windows of opportunity start to open up. Or, should you need some added encouragement to boost your morale; refer to quote numbers 17, and 36!

The above 49 Alexander the Great quotes are tools to use in your everyday life. We’ve chosen those which will come in handy during any and all situations. Yeah, life can be rough at times; but keep the faith, because better days are ahead!