S: Alexander the Great's Vision of Truth
FC: I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.
1: I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion. | Alexander the Great an extremely intelligent and educated individual. For him the truth was not simply what he was told. Truth was in Knowledge and innovation.. He respected and loved culture. His truth was that he was an impressive man that did not believe he was above those around him and respected each individual for their own reasons, which is why he was so loved by those around him.
2: Let The Good Times Roll
3: Alexander The Great was the son of Philip the II of Macedon and his favorite wife. He was brilliant. At the age of 12 he was smarter than his tutor, Aristotle. At 18 he became a very successful general and at 20, after his father died, Alexander took the thrown. He wasted no time, he began expanding his empire, conquering Asia Minor, Babylonia, Egypt, India and Persia. He had successfully created the largest empire ever known in his twenties. | There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
4: Alexander is tutored by Aristotle
5: "I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well" | Alexander proved to be gifted at an early age. His mother sought to find him a tutor that could challenge him. Aristotle was hired. Alexander loved Aristotle, who taught him philosophy, math, medicine, religion, logic and art. At 12 Aristotle claimed that Alexander was even smarter than himself.
6: Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
7: Let the dice roll! | At 18 Alexander became a general. At first soldiers were reluctant to take orders from an 18 year old but Alexander's wisdom. flawless strategical planning, and the fact that he fought along side the soldiers with no arrogant airs earned him the respect of every soldier.
8: Heaven cannot brook two suns, nor earth two masters.
9: As Alexander was greatly educated, he understood the value of culture and was very interested in the different ways of the empires he conquered. He merged the Greek Hellenic culture with the Indian, Egyptian and other Eastern cultures to create a new one all together, , the Hellenistic culture
10: "I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians."
11: After mourning the death of his best friend Alexander dies at the age of 29 of a fever. He should have just taught at a middle school where he could have become immune to all diseases like Mr. Snow. He was one of the greatest men to ever live and his life, although short, was one of the fullest. He is remembered today as a man who saw more value in knowledge than in power, because to him knowledge was the greatest power. This perspective continues to be as true today as when he first said it, or even more so.
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23: Keep the dice rolling!