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date: 17 October 2019

Alexander the Great 356–323 bc
Greek monarch, King of Macedon from 336 bc 

  1. If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.
    Plutarch Parallel Lives ‘Alexander’ ch. 14, sect. 3
  2. Is it not worthy of tears that, when the number of worlds is infinite, we have not yet become lords of a single one?
    when asked why he wept on hearing from Anaxarchus that there was an infinite number of worlds
    Plutarch Moralia ‘On Tranquillity of the Mind’
  3. I am dying with the help of too many physicians.
    attributed