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Alexander the Great (Military Personnel)

If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be .
Alexander the Great wish
We of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war...
Alexander the Great war
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander the Great will
Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.
Alexander the Great sleep
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.
Alexander the Great man
Know ye not that the end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered?
Alexander the Great end
Alexander the Great, reflecting on his friends degenerating into sloth and luxury, told them that it was a most slavish thing to luxuriate, and a most royal thing to labor.
Alexander the Great friends
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 people
I do not steal victory.
Alexander the Great victory
If it were not my purpose to combine barbarian things with , to traverse and civilize every continent, to search out the uttermost parts of land and sea, to push the bounds of Macedonia to the farthest Ocean, and to disseminate and shower the blessings of the Hellenic justice and peace over every nation, I should not be content to sit quietly in the luxury of idle power, but I should emulate the frugality of . But as things are, forgive me Diogenes, that I imitate , and emulate , and follow in the footsteps of , the divine author and progenitor of my family, and desire that victorious Hellenes should dance again in India and revive the memory of the Bacchic revels among the savage mountain tribes beyond the Kaukasos…
Alexander the Great art
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. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves. There are Greek troops, to be sure, in Persian service — but how different is their cause from ours! They will be fighting for pay — and not much of at that; we, on the contrary, shall fight for Greece, and our hearts will be in it. As for our foreign troops — Thracians, Paeonians, Illyrians, Agrianes — they are the best and stoutest soldiers in Europe, and they will find as their opponents the slackest and softest of the tribes of Asia. And what, finally, of the two men in supreme command? You have Alexander, they — Darius!
Alexander the Great war
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 you
So would I, if I were Parmenion.
Alexander the Great men
Youths of the Pellaians and of the Macedonians and of the Hellenic Amphictiony and of the Lakedaimonians 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 people
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 fear
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 perfection
To the strongest!
Alexander the Great strong
I consider not whatshould receive, but what Alexander should give.
Alexander the Great alex
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 respect
, I appreciate your design as excellent in composition, and I am delighted with it, but I apprehend that anybody who should found a city in that spot would be censured for bad judgement. 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 life
For my part, I assure you, I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander the Great knowledge
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
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
Alexander the Great living
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Alexander the Great fate
I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.
Alexander the Great knowledge
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
Alexander the Great art
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
Alexander the Great world
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander the Great knowledge
I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
Alexander the Great man
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
Alexander the Great anger
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Alexander the Great men

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