45 Alexander the Great Quotes On Success In Life

Alexander III of Macedon commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon. A member of the Argead dynasty, he was born in Pella—a city in Ancient Greece—in 356 BC. He succeeded his father King Philip II to the throne at the age of 20 and spent most of his ruling years conducting a lengthy military campaign throughout Western Asia and Northeastern Africa. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires in history, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history’s most successful military commanders. These Alexander the Great quotes will motivate you.

Best 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.” ~ Alexander the Great
  2. “True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love.” ~ Alexander the Great
  3. “Without Knowledge, Skill cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.” ~ Alexander the Great
  4. “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.” ~ Alexander the Great
  5. “In the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.” ~ Alexander the Great

  6. “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.” ~ Alexander the Great
  7. “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” ~ Alexander the Great
  8. “Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.” ~ Alexander the Great
  9. “May God keep you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.” ~ Alexander the Great
  10. “With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish” ~ Alexander the Great

  11. “Toil and risk are the price of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving an everlasting fame.” ~ Alexander the Great
  12. “Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.” ~ Alexander the Great
  13. “But truly, if I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.” ~ Alexander the Great
  14. “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.” ~ Alexander the Great

  15. “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 against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage, for as Greeks we should not be slaves to barbarians.” ~ Alexander the Great
  16. “God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful.” ~ Alexander the Great
  17. “There are so many worlds and I have not yet conquered even one.” ~ Alexander the Great
  18. “Every light is not the sun.” ~ Alexander the Great

  19. “The end and object of conquest are to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered.” ~ Alexander the Great
  20. “There is something noble in hearing myself ill-spoken of when I am doing well.” ~ Alexander the Great
  21. “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 quotes
  22. “I am involved in the land of a leonine and 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 an Alexander.” ~ Alexander the Great
  23. “My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.” ~ Alexander the Great
  24. “On their side, more men are standing, on ours, more will fight!” ~ Alexander the Great

  25. “I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.” ~ Alexander the Great
  26. “Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.” ~ Alexander the Great
  27. “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?” ~ Alexander the Great
  28. “I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.” ~ Alexander the Great
  29. “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
  30. “Are there no more worlds that I might conquer?” ~ Alexander the Great

  31. “I do not steal victory.” ~ Alexander the Great
  32. “Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas [Greece] and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you.” ~ Alexander the Great
  33. “A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.” ~ Alexander the Great
  34. “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 for 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
  35. “I am dying with the help of too many physicians.” ~ Alexander the Great

  36. “I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.” ~ Alexander the Great
  37. “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
  38. “I consider not what Parmenio should receive, but what Alexander should give.” ~ Alexander the Great
  39. “We of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war” ~ Alexander the Great
  40. “There are no more worlds to conquer!” ~ Alexander the Great

  41. “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?” ~ Alexander the Great
  42. “I foresee a great funeral contest over me.” ~ Alexander the Great
  43. “At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!” ~ Alexander the Great
  44. “How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.” ~ Alexander the Great
  45. “O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!” ~ Alexander the Great

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