There is Nothing Impossible to Him Who Will Try
Alexander might as well have descended from the Gods, for he was both heroic and divine. King of Macedonia by 19, King of Kings before 30. The greatest military genius of the ancient world, he never lost a battle in uniting East and West, building a kingdom the likes of which the world had never seen before.
Philip laid the seeds of the empire he would command to conquer the world. Aristotle ingrained the ideals of ethics and virtue. Olympia ignited the fire that would carry him further than anyone had gone before. Emulating Achilles, defying Hades, forging into the expanse of the great unknown before him. Alexander became a demigod.
The glory and memory of man belongs to those who followed their great visions. Alexander believed in the unity of the human race. That divisions of race and culture were but superficial. He set out on the herculean task, not to conquer, but to unite. One world, united under the sun, with liberty and justice for all.
“For the first time in human history, the Buddha admonished, entreated and appealed to people not to hurt a living being, and it is not necessary to offer prayer, praise or sacrifice to gods.
With all the eloquence at his command the Buddha vehemently proclaimed that gods are also in dire need of salvation themselves.”
— Thomas William Rhys Davids
“The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives”
“Star Trek speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow — it’s not all going to be over with a big flash and a bomb; that the human race is improving; that we have things to be proud of as humans.”
— Gene Roddenberry
“If you want to know whether you are destined to be a success or a failure in life, you can easily find out. The test is simple and it is infallible: Are you able to save money? If not, drop out. You will lose. You may think not, but you will lose as sure as you live. The seed of success is not in you.”
— James J. Hill
“The inventor looks upon the world and is not contented with things as they are. He wants to improve whatever he sees, he wants to benefit the world; he is haunted by an idea. The spirit of invention possesses him, seeking materialization.”
— Alexander Graham Bell
“It is a child of my own and bids fair to be one of the most important (colonies) and at the same time one of the least expensive and troublesome which we possess. Our object is not territory but trade: a great commercial emporium”
— Sir Stamford Raffles
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller”
— Ibn Battuta
“For they could not love you, but still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight, on that starry starry night
You took your life as lovers often do,
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.”
— Don McLean