Great people, famous people, successful people, always leave behind a legacy that inspires others, often for ages to come. These legacies are often left behind in form of words that came out of the mouth of these men. Below you will find many words uttered by Alexander that have found their way from ancient history to the modern world.

“I do not steal victory.”

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try”

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

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

“Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.”

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

“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?”

“….we should not be slaves to barbarians.”

“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. A king does not kill messengers.”