8+ quotes from Alexander: Child of a Dream by Valerio Massimo Manfredi

Quotes from Alexander: Child of a Dream

Valerio Massimo Manfredi ·  368 pages

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“History sometimes reproduces, at a distance of many years, the same combinations of circumstances that generate great achievements. But nothing ever repeats itself in exactly the same way.”
― Valerio Massimo Manfredi, quote from Alexander: Child of a Dream


“There are no simple answers to complex problems.”
― Valerio Massimo Manfredi, quote from Alexander: Child of a Dream


“Remember, my boy, I never fight for the pleasure of wielding weapons. War, for me, is simply politics by other means.”
― Valerio Massimo Manfredi, quote from Alexander: Child of a Dream


“They passed the Gates of Thermopylae the following day and Alexander stopped to visit the tombs of the Spartan soldiers who had fallen one hundred and forty years previously during their battle with the Persian invaders. He read the simple inscription in Laconian dialect that commemorated their ultimate sacrifice and he stood in silence listening to the wind blowing in from the sea.
How ephemeral is the destiny of man!’ he exclaimed. ‘All that is left of the thunder of a momentous clash which shook the whole world and an act of heroism worthy of Homer’s verses are these few lines. All is quiet now.”
― Valerio Massimo Manfredi, quote from Alexander: Child of a Dream


“واعتبر اليونانيون أن الدولة التي تبنى على روابط الدم بدلا من حقوق المواطنة والتي يحكمها ملك بطريقة مطلقة بحيث يكون فوق القانون هي دولة بربرية”
― Valerio Massimo Manfredi, quote from Alexander: Child of a Dream


“قال الأسكندر:"وماذا بشأن العبيد؟هل في الإمكان وجود عالم من دون عبيد؟"
أجاب أرسطو:"كلا طالما يستحيل وجود نول ينسج القماش من تلقاء نفسه,اما إذا أصبح ذلك ممكنا فيمكن عندها ان نتصور وجود عالم من دون عبيد لكنني لا أعتق أبدا أن ذلك سيحدث في المستقبل”
― Valerio Massimo Manfredi, quote from Alexander: Child of a Dream


“A poet, Hephaestion, sings not to narrate human events as they occur, but to make sure that we have the opportunity of living the emotions and the passions of our heroes even at a distance of centuries.”
― Valerio Massimo Manfredi, quote from Alexander: Child of a Dream


“philip closed his eyes and stood upright and immobile in the middle of the silet room. In that moment the roar of battle, the creaking wood of the siege engines, the furious galloping of the horses all faded away; he simply stood stock still and listened to his son's breathing.”
― Valerio Massimo Manfredi, quote from Alexander: Child of a Dream


About the author

Valerio Massimo Manfredi
Born place: in Piumazzo di Castelfranco Emilia, Italy
Born date January 1, 1943
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