Alexander III

(Alexander III of Macedon)

Alexander III
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Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great (Ancient Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, translit. Aléxandros ho Mégas), was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon[a] and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of 20. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and he created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered one of history's most successful military commanders.

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Any fortress can be stormed provided there is a way up for a donkey with a load of gold on his back. War & Peace
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? Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
Go home, and tell them that you left Alexander to conquer the world alone Leaders & Leadership
Had I not been a philosopher in deeds, I would have devoted myself to the study of words Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Heaven cannot support two suns, nor earth two masters, nor Asia two kings Leaders & Leadership
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. War & Peace
I admit that Mendeleev has two wives, but I have only one Mendeleev. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I will assist you in your amour if your mistress be to be gained either by presents or persuasions; but we must use no other means, because she is free-born. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
I will not steal a victory. Military & Veterans
If it were not my purpose to combine barbarian things with things Hellenic, 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 Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
My hopes. Miscellaneous
O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you! Miscellaneous
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. War & Peace
Regard the world as your country … good men as your kin, bad men as foreigners.
Shall we neglectfully pass thee by, now thou art prostrate on the ground because thou once invaded Greece, or shall we erect thee again in consideration of the greatness of thy mind and thy other virtues? Oratory, Discussion & Debate
The end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue. Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism
This battle will decide who will rule Asia. War & Peace
This is what we must do so that we do not gain the reputation of Barbarians Miscellaneous
To do good, and be evil spoken of, is kingly. Miscellaneous
You have not done well to publish your books of Rhetoric; for what is there now that we excel others in, if those things which we have been particularly instructed in be laid open to all? Copyrights, Patents & Intellectual Property
Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas 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 have now taken from you. War & Peace