Quotes About Spartans

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Eric S. Nylund
“4 of us, and 2000 of them. Piss-poor odds. For them.”
Eric S. Nylund, The Fall Of Reach

Alexander the Great
“Youths of the Pellaians and of the Macedonians and of the Hellenic Amphictiony and of the Lakedaimonians and of the Corinthians… and of all the Hellenic peoples, join your fellow-soldiers and entrust yourselves to me, so that we can move against the barbarians and liberate ourselves from the Persian bondage, for as Greeks we should not be slaves to barbarians.”
Alexander the Great

Steven Pressfield
“What's the difference between a Spartan king and a mid-ranker? One man will lob this query to his mate as they prepare to bed down in the open in a cold driving rain. His friend considers mock-theatrically for a moment. .'The king sleeps in that shithole over there' he replies. 'We sleep in this shithole over here.”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

“O Stranger, send the news home to the people of Sparta that here we
Are laid to rest: the commands they gave us have been obeyed.

Ὦ ξεῖν', ἀγγέλλειν Λακεδαιμονίοις ὅτι τῇδε
κείμεθα, τοῖς κείνων ῥήμασι πειθόμενοι.

[Epitaph of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae]”
Simonides

Steven Pressfield
“Here is what you do, friends. Forget country. Forget king. Forget wife and children and freedom. Forget every concept, however noble, that you imagine you fight for here today. Act for this alone: for the man who stands at your shoulder. He is everything, and everything is contained within him. That is all I know. That is all I can tell you.

--Dienekes at Thermopylae”
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae

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