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.
Without Knowledge, skills cannot be focused. Without Skill, Strength cannot be brought to bear and without Strength, Knowledge may not be applied.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
True love never has a happy ending, because there is no ending to true love.
At the end, when it’s over, all that matters is what you’ve done.
For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms..
May God keeps you away from the venom of the cobra, the teeth of the tiger, and the revenge of the Afghans.
With the right attitude, self-imposed limitations vanish.
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
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Let us conduct ourselves so that all men wish to be our friends and all fear to be our enemies.
Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world?.
I am indebted to my father for a living but to my teacher for living well.
But truly, if I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
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.
Toil and risk are the prices of glory, but it is a lovely thing to live with courage and die leaving everlasting fame.
It would change everything, gentlemen. It would shift the entire balance of power in Europe-maybe the world. Alexander conquered half of it. Think what he would have done with arrows dipped in monster snot!
God must have loved Afghans because he made them so beautiful.
The Golden Mean is for the weakling, it was not meant for the likes of Alexander the Great, Cyrus, Pharaohs, or Hitlers of the world.
Alexander could transmit imagination as some other could transmit lust.
There are so many worlds and I have not yet conquered even one.
We were not told how Alexander the Great was the last person in history to successfully ‘pacify’ what would become Afghanistan, over 2,000 years ago.
Every light is not the sun.
Don Quixote is not an imaginary person; he is as real as Alexander the Great.
The end and object of conquest are to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered.
He stood between death and life as between night and morning, and thought with a soaring rapture, ‘I am not afraid.
There is something noble in hearing myself ill-spoken of when I am doing well.
My logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign fails, they are the first ones I will slay.
A horse must be a bit mad to be a good cavalry mount, and its rider must be completely so.
On their side more men are standing, on ours, more will fight!
A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough.
One must live as if it would be forever, and as if one might die each moment. Always both at once.