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 Alexander the Great Quotes 

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

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

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 entrust yourselves to me, so that we can move against the barbarians and liberate liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage, bondage, for as Greeks we should not be slaves slaves to barbarians.

Holy shadows of the dead, I am not to blame blame for your cruel and bitter bitter fate, but the accursed rivalry which brought sister nations and brother people to fight one another. another. I do not feel happy for feel happy for this victory of mine. On the contrary, contrary, I would be glad, glad, brothers, if I had all of you standing standing here next to me, since we are united united by the same language, the same blood and the same visions visions

If it were not my purpose to combine barbarian things with things Hellenic, to traverse 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 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 idle power, but I should emulate emulate the frugality frugality of Diogenes. But as things are, forgive me Diogenes, that I imitate Herakles, and emulate emulate Perseus, and follow in the footsteps of Dionysos, the divine divine author and progenitor of my family, and desire that victorious Hellenes should dance again in India and revive revive the memory of the Bacchic revels revels among the savage savage mountain tribes beyond beyond the Kaukasos...

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