„Your ancestors came to Macedonia and the rest of Hellas [Greece] and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury. I have been appointed leader of the Greeks, and wanting to punish the Persians I have come to Asia, which I took from you.“

Alexander's letter to Persian king Darius III of Persia in response to a truce plea, as quoted in Anabasis Alexandri by Arrian; translated as Anabasis of Alexander by P. A. Brunt, for the "Loeb Edition" Book II 14, 4

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„Your ancestors invaded Macedonia and the rest of Greece and did us great harm, though we had done them no prior injury; … [and] I have been appointed leader of the Greeks …“

—  Arrian Roman historian, public servant, military commander and philosopher of the 2nd-century 89 - 175

Anabasis Alexandri II, 14, 4.

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„Macedonia as a whole tended to remain in isolation from the rest of Greece…“

—  Peter Green British historian 1924

Alexander the Great, page 20.

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„The publicity I have been getting, a good deal of which is untrue, and the rest of it ill considered, has done me more harm than good.“

—  George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945

Letter to Frederick Ayers (5 May 1943), published in The Patton Papers 1940-1945 (1996) edited by Martin Blumenson, p. 242
Kontext: The publicity I have been getting, a good deal of which is untrue, and the rest of it ill considered, has done me more harm than good. The only way you get on in this profession is to have the reputation of doing what you are told as thoroughly as possible. So far I have been able to accomplish that, and I believe I have gotten quite a reputation from not kicking at peculiar assignments.

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„This is what I wanted to tell Monsignor di Volterra [Soderini] when he came to Urbino, but I could not entrust him with the secret. Now that my opportunity has come, I have known very well how to make use of it, and I have done a great service to your masters.“

—  Cesare Borgia Duke of Romagna and former Catholic cardinal 1475 - 1507

Cesare to Macchiavelli, after telling him why he ordered his men to attack the soldiers of Vitelli and Orsini (December, 1502) as quoted by Rafael Sabatini, 'The Life of Cesare Borgia', Chapter XVII: The Beautiful Stratagem

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„Remember, I have not appointed you as commanders and tyrants over the people. I have sent you as leaders instead, so that the people may follow your example.“

—  Umar Second Caliph of Rashidun Caliphate and a companion of Muhammad 585 - 644

As quoted in Omar the Great : The Second Caliph Of Islam (1962) by Muhammad Shibli Numani, Vol. 2, p. 33
Kontext: Remember, I have not appointed you as commanders and tyrants over the people. I have sent you as leaders instead, so that the people may follow your example. Give the Muslims their rights and do not beat them lest they become abused. Do not praise them unduly, lest they fall into the error of conceit. Do not keep your doors shut in their faces, lest the more powerful of them eat up the weaker ones. And do not behave as if you were superior to them, for that is tyranny over them.

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„I have done all that I came into this world to do. I have worked task work, and have the rest of the day to myself.“

—  Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia

“The superannuated man”
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„The harm that I have not done, what harm it has done!“

—  Antonio Porchia Italian Argentinian poet 1885 - 1968

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