Were I not Alexander I should like to be Diogenes.
— Alexander the Great
I am the greatest the world has ever seen.
— Muhammed Ali
You were always greedy for
More, King Sven!
You thought yourself greater than
Thor, King Sven!
— Frans Bengtsson. The Long Ships
Beauty crowns me till I die…
— Emily Dickinson. The One Hound
Instruction in geography can be restricted to a single sentence: The Capital of the Reich is Berlin.
— Adolf Hitler, during a discussion in 1942, when asked how the conquered people in the East should be educated.