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ALEXANDER, THE GREAT
Macedonian general and ruler
(356 BC - 323 BC)

If I were not Alexander, then should wish to be Diogenes.
      - to Diogenes when asked to stand out of his sunshine, in Plutarch's "Life of Alexander"
        [Choice]

O Athenians, what toil do I undergo to please you!
      - quoted by Carlyle in "Essays on Voltaire"
        [Pleasure]

There is something noble in hearing myself ill spoken of when I am doing well.
      - [Ingratitude]


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