Alexandr Veliký citáty

Alexandr Veliký foto
4   82

Alexandr Veliký

Datum narození: 20. červenec 356 př. n. l.
Datum úmrtí: 10. červen 323 př. n. l.
Další jména: Alexandr Makedonský Veliký, Alexander der Große

Alexandr Veliký, rovněž známý jako Alexandr III. Makedonský, byl král (basileús) Makedonie. Alexandr rozšířil hranice své říše tažením do Persie a na indický subkontinent, díky čemuž se stal zřejmě největším a nejúspěšnějším vojevůdcem celé historie, který nepodlehl v jediném střetnutí. V době své smrti ovládal většinu světa známého tehdejším Řekům.

Citáty Alexandr Veliký

„Kdybych nebyl Alexandrem, přál bych si být Díogénem.“

—  Alexandr Veliký

po rozmluvě z Díogénem ze Sinópé u jeho sudu
Zdroj: dle Plútarcha, Životopisy slavných Řeků a Římanů

Citát „There is nothing impossible to him who will try.“

„There is nothing impossible to him who will try.“

—  Alexander the Great

On taking charge of an attack on a fortress, in Pushing to the Front, or, Success under Difficulties : A Book of Inspiration (1896) by Orison Swett Marden, p. 55

„A king does not kill messengers.“

—  Alexander the Great

As quoted in the Historia Alexandri Magni of Pseudo-Kallisthenes, 1.37.9-13
Kontext: 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.

„Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war.“

—  Alexander the Great

Addressing his troops prior to the Battle of Issus, as quoted in Anabasis Alexandri by Arrian Book II, 7
Kontext: Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves. There are Greek troops, to be sure, in Persian service — but how different is their cause from ours! They will be fighting for pay — and not much of at that; we, on the contrary, shall fight for Greece, and our hearts will be in it. As for our foreign troops — Thracians, Paeonians, Illyrians, Agrianes — they are the best and stoutest soldiers in Europe, and they will find as their opponents the slackest and softest of the tribes of Asia. And what, finally, of the two men in supreme command? You have Alexander, they — Darius!

„For my part, I assure you, I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.“

—  Alexander the Great

Quoted by Plutarch in Life of Alexander http://books.google.com/books?id=vWIOAAAAYAAJ&q=%22for+my+part+I+assure+you+I+had+rather+excel+others+in+the+knowledge+of+what+is+excellent+than+in+the+extent+of+my+power+and+dominion%22&pg=PA167#v=onepage from Plutarch's Lives as translated by John Dryden (1683)

Help us translate English quotes

Discover interesting quotes and translate them.

Start translating

„An army of sheep led by a lion is better than an army of lions led by a sheep.“

—  Alexander the Great

Attributed to Alexander, as quoted in The British Battle Fleet: Its Inception and Growth Throughout the Centuries to the Present Day (1915) by Frederick Thomas Jane, but many variants of similar statements exist which have been attributed to others, though in research done for Wikiquote definite citations of original documents have not yet been found for any of them:
I should prefer an army of stags led by a lion, to an army of lions led by a stag.
Attributed to Chabrias, who died around the time Alexander was born, thus his is the earliest life to whom such assertions have been attributed; as quoted in A Treatise on the Defence of Fortified Places (1814) by Lazare Carnot, p. 50
An army of stags led by a lion would be better than an army of lions led by a stag.
Attributed to Chabrias, A History of Ireland (1857) by Thomas Mooney, p. 760
An army of stags led by a lion is superior to an army of lions led by a stag.
Attributed to Chabrias, The New American Cyclopaedia : A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863), Vol. 4, p. 670
An army of sheep led by a lion are more to be feared than an army of lions led by a sheep.
Attributed to Chabrias, The Older We Get, The Better We Were, Marine Corps Sea Stories (2004) by Vince Crawley, p. 67
It is better to have sheep led by a lion than lions led by a sheep.
Attributed to Polybius in Between Spenser and Swift: English Writing in Seventeenth Century Ireland (2005) by Deana Rankin, p. 124, citing A Contemporary History of Affairs in Ireland, from 1641 to 1652 (1880) by John Thomas Gilbert Vol. I, i, p. 153 - 157; but conceivably this might be reference to Polybius the historian quoting either Alexander or Chabrias.
An army composed of sheep but led by a lion is more powerful than an army of lions led by a sheep.
"Proverb" quoted by Agostino Nifo in De Regnandi Peritia (1523) as cited in Machiavelli - The First Century: Studies in Enthusiasm, Hostility, and Irrelevance (2005) by Mathew Thomson, p. 55
Greater is an army of sheep led by a lion, than an army of lions led by a sheep.
Attributed to Daniel Defoe (c. 1659 - 1731)
I am more afraid of one hundred sheep led by a lion than one hundred lions led by a sheep.
Attributed to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754 – 1838) Variants: I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
I am not afraid of an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep. I am afraid of army of 100 sheeps led by a lion.
Variants quoted as an anonymous proverb:
Better a herd of sheep led by a lion than a herd of lions led by a sheep.
A flock of sheep led by a lion was more powerful than a flock of lions led by a sheep.
An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
It were better to have an army of sheep led by a lion than an army of lions led by a sheep.
An army of sheep led by a lion, will defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
An army of sheep led by a lion would be superior to an army of lions led by a sheep.
Unsourced attribution to Alexander: I would not fear a pack of lions led by a sheep, but I would always fear a flock of sheep led by a lion.
As one lion overcomes many people and as one wolf scatters many sheep, so likewise will I, with one word, destroy the peoples who have come against me.
This slightly similar statement is the only quote relating to lions in The History of Alexander the Great, Being the Syriac Version of the Pseudo-Callisthenes (1889) as translated by E. A. Wallis Budge, but it is attributed to Nectanebus (Nectanebo II).
Disputed

„If I were not Alexander, I should wish to be Diogenes.“

—  Alexander the Great

After Diogenes of Sinope who was lying in the sun, responded to a query by Alexander asking if he could do anything for him with a reply requesting that he stop blocking his sunlight. As quoted in "On the Fortune of Alexander" by Plutarch, 332 a-b

„What an excellent horse do they lose, for want of address and boldness to manage him! … I could manage this horse better than others do.“

—  Alexander the Great

Statement upon seeing Bucephalas being led away as useless and beyond training, as quoted in Lives by Plutarch, as translated by Arthur Hugh Clough

„Know ye not that the end and object of conquest is to avoid doing the same thing as the conquered?“

—  Alexander the Great

As quoted in Lives by Plutarch, VII, "Demosthenes and Cicero. Alexander and Caesar" (40.2), as translated by Bernadotte Perrin

„To the strongest!“

—  Alexander the Great

After being asked, by his generals on his deathbed, who was to succeed him. It has been speculated that his voice may have been indistinct and that he may have said "Krateros" (the name of one of his generals), but Krateros was not around, and the others may have chosen to hear "Kratistos" — the strongest. As quoted in The Mask of Jove: a history of Graeco-Roman civilization from the death of Alexander to the death of Constantine (1966) by Stringfellow Barr, p. 6

„I do not steal victory.“

—  Alexander the Great

Reply to the suggestion by Parmenion, before the Battle of Gaugamela, that he attack the Persian camp during the night, 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

„There are no more worlds to conquer!“

—  Alexander the Great

Statement portrayed as a quotation in a 1927 Reader's Digest article, this probably derives from traditions about Alexander lamenting at his father Philip's victories that there would be no conquests left for him, or that after his conquests in Egypt and Asia there were no worlds left to conquer.
Some of the oldest accounts of this, as quoted by John Calvin state that on "hearing that there were other worlds, wept that he had not yet conquered one."
This may originate from Plutarch's essay On the Tranquility of Mind, part of the essays Moralia: Alexander wept when he heard Anaxarchus discourse about an infinite number of worlds, and when his friends inquired what ailed him, "Is it not worthy of tears," he said, "that, when the number of worlds is infinite, we have not yet become lords of a single one?"
There are no more other worlds to conquer!
Variant attributed as his "last words" at a few sites on the internet, but in no published sources.
Disputed
Zdroj: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Moralia/De_tranquillitate_animi*.html

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

Podobní autoři

Šalamoun foto
Šalamoun133
izraelský král a syn Davida
Flavius Marcianus foto
Flavius Marcianus2
byzantský císař
Lucius Apuleius foto
Lucius Apuleius13
latinský básník
Aischylos foto
Aischylos25
starověký aténský dramatik
Phaedrus foto
Phaedrus22
latinský bajkař a pravděpodobně trácký otrok
Solón foto
Solón13
aténský zákonodárce
Aristofanés foto
Aristofanés14
starověký řecký dramatik
Jan Zlatoústý foto
Jan Zlatoústý7
konstantinopolský arcibiskup
Dnešní výročí
Marilyn Monroe foto
Marilyn Monroe77
americká herečka, modelka a zpěvačka 1926 - 1962
Guy De Maupassant foto
Guy De Maupassant29
francouzský spisovatel 1850 - 1893
Alec Guinness foto
Alec Guinness8
anglický herec 1914 - 2000
František Ladislav Čelakovský foto
František Ladislav Čelakovský18
český básník a překladatel 1799 - 1852
Dalších 49 dnešních výročí
Podobní autoři
Šalamoun foto
Šalamoun133
izraelský král a syn Davida
Flavius Marcianus foto
Flavius Marcianus2
byzantský císař
Lucius Apuleius foto
Lucius Apuleius13
latinský básník
Aischylos foto
Aischylos25
starověký aténský dramatik
Phaedrus foto
Phaedrus22
latinský bajkař a pravděpodobně trácký otrok