I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.

Alexander the Great was taught by none other than Aristotle, one of the most famous philosophers in history. Alexander’s father Philip II hired Aristotle to teach his son with the promise that he would rebuild his home Stageria, which had been destroyed by his father Philip during his conquest of Greek states. Philip kept his promise by rebuilding the city and releasing its original inhabitants, who had been enslaved.
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