- King of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon
Quotes on Alexander the Great – ESTP
Alexander: “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.”
Alexander: “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”
Alexander: “How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.”
Alexander: “I would rather live a short life of glory than a long one of obscurity.”
Alexander: “I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.”
Alexander: “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
Alexander: “What an excellent horse they are losing because they are not bold enough to manage him. I will ride that horse, or I will pay the price of it.”
Plutarch: “Alexander was impatient and rash.”
More about Alexander the Great – ESTP
“The Virtues of War” by Steven Pressfield
Heroic or calculating, compassionate and utterly merciless, Alexander recounts with a warrior’s blood, the terror, unflinching eye for detail, and the tactics of his greatest battlefield victories. Whether it’s about presiding over a massacre, surviving his father’s brutal assassination, or weeping over the death of a beloved comrade-in-arms, Alexander never denied the hard realities of the code by which he lives: the virtues of war.
“Alexander the Great” by Philip Freeman
The celebrated Macedonian king was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years other great leaders studied his strategy and tactics, from Hannibal to Napoleon, with uncountable more in between. He flashed across of history like a comet, glowing brightly and burning out quickly: crowned at age 19 and dead by 32. Alexander the Great established the greatest empire of the ancient world.