Alexander the Great Quotes (25 quotes)




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Statement upon seeing Bucephalas being led away as useless and beyond training, as quoted in Lives by Plutarch, as translated by Arthur Hugh Clough
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As quoted in "On the Fortune of Alexander" by Plutarch, 332 a-b
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Reported in Life of Alexander by Plutarch, as quoted in A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great (1900) by John Bagnell Bury
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After Parmenion suggested to him that he should accept Darius III of Persia's offer of an alliance, the hand of his daughter in marriage, and all Minor Asia, saying "If I were Alexander, I would accept the terms." - As quoted in Lives by Plutarch
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After being asked, by his generals on his deathbed, who was to succeed him
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On his gifts for the services of others, as quoted in Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1905) by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer, p. 30
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Quoted by Plutarch in Life of Alexander from Plutarch's Lives as translated by John Dryden (1683)


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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Leader

Bio: Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas.

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