In faith and hope the world will disagree, but all mankind's concern is charity..
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
I send you a kaffis of mustard seed, that you may taste and acknowledge the bitterness of my victory.
How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
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?
I would rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my powers and dominion.
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?
Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas 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.
Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal.
Alexander the Great, reflecting on his friends degenerating into sloth and luxury, told them that it was a most slavish thing to luxuriate, and a most royal thing to labor.