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Quotes of the Day for 20 September 2001 – Conquest

Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon was born to King Philip and Olympia of Mecedonia on this day in the year 356 BC. His parents wanted the best for their son, they went so far as to hire Aristotle as his private tutor. Alexander ruled Macedonia when his father was away as early as age 16, was crowned king at 20. In the twelve years and eight months of his reign, he brutally kept his hold over Greece and conquered Persia, Egypt, and part of India - basically the entire Middle East. Here are some quotes on Conquest.

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The quotes:

Energy and persistence conquer all thing.
     - Benjamin Franklin

The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.
     - Marshal Ferdinand Foch

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
     - Napoleon Bonaparte, 1769 - 1821

To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
     - Sun Tzu

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.
     - Aristotle

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