100 Alexander The Great Quotes – King, Conqueror, Military Leader

A collection of the best quotes and insights by Alexander the Great. These Alexander the Great quotes can provide inspiration and motivation to us all!

Quotes by Alexander The Great

Alexander the Great was one of the most successful military commanders in history. He conquered most of the known world in his lifetime and was worshipped as a god by his troops.

Alexander was also famous for his wisdom and eloquence. Here are some of his most memorable quotes:

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

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


O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!

– Alexander the Great


My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.

– Alexander the Great


A king does not kill messengers.

– Alexander the Great

A king does not kill messengers. - Alexander the Great


The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered.

– Alexander the Great

The end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered. - Alexander the Great


But truly, if I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.

– Alexander the Great


Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.

– Alexander the Great

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


I foresee a great funeral contest over me.

– Alexander the Great


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


God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful.

– Alexander the Great

God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful. - Alexander the Great


My treasure lies in my friends.

– Alexander the Great

My treasure lies in my friends. - Alexander the Great


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


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


I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.\

– Alexander the Great


There are so many worlds and I have not yet conquered even one.

– Alexander the Great

There are so many worlds and I have not yet conquered even one. - Alexander the Great


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


Quotes Alexander The Great

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


How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.

– Alexander the Great


There is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of, when I am doing well.

– Alexander the Great

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


On their side more men are standing, on ours more will fight!

– Alexander the Great

On their side more men are standing, on ours more will fight! - Alexander the Great


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


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


Glory crowns the deeds of those who expose themselves to toils and dangers.

– Alexander the Great


For my part, I think that to a man of spirit there is no other aim and end of his labours except the labours themselves.

– Alexander the Great


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.

– Alexander the Great


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


I consider not what Parmenio should receive, but what Alexander should give.

– Alexander the Great


With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish.

– Alexander the Great

With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish. - Alexander the Great


In the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.

– Alexander the Great

In the end, when it's over, all that matters is what you've done. - Alexander the Great


Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.

– Alexander the Great


Whatever possession we gain by our sword cannot be sure or lasting, but the love gained by kindness and moderation is certain and durable.

– Alexander the Great


I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.

– Alexander the Great


Best Alexander The Great Quotes

Are there no more worlds that I might conquer?

– Alexander the Great

Are there no more worlds that I might conquer? - Alexander the Great


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.

– Alexander the Great


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 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


Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear.

– Alexander the Great

Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. - Alexander the Great


Every light is not the sun.

– Alexander the Great

Every light is not the sun. - Alexander the Great


True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love.

– Alexander the Great

True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love. - Alexander the Great


I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.

– Alexander the Great

I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity. - Alexander the Great


I am dying with the help of too many physicians.

– Alexander the Great

I am dying with the help of too many physicians. - Alexander the Great


We of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war.

– Alexander the Great


Upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

– Alexander the Great

Upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all. - Alexander the Great


A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.

– Alexander the Great


I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

– Alexander the Great


Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.

– Alexander the Great


I do not pilfer victory.

– Alexander the Great


There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

– Alexander the Great

There is nothing impossible to him who will try. - Alexander the Great


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


A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.

– Alexander the Great


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


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


Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.

– Alexander the Great


At Achilles tomb, O fortunate youth, to have found Homer as the herald of your glory!

– Alexander the Great


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

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