There is not an age limit on being a great ruler, great rulers are not trained. . . they are born. Being a great ruler is not something one can practice or prepare for (Alexander the Great: man behind the legend). If being a great ruler was something one could train for then there would be many more people with "the Great" added to their first name. Inspiring a happy person is easy, but inspiring a person who feels completely hopeless takes much more skill and talent, it takes being a great ruler. Alexander the Great inspired his troops by saying : "The conquered territory belongs to you; from your ranks the governors of it are chosen; already the greater part of its treasure passes into your hands, and when all Asia is overrun, then indeed I will go further than the mere satisfaction of our ambitions" (Alexander the Great: speech to his men). Alexander does not claim everything for himself, he uses the words: "our" "you" "your". The only time he uses the word "I" is when he says: " I will go further than the mere satisfaction of our ambitions" (A...
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...les of being a great ruler. They ruled in completely different styles, but nevertheless, they both had an extreme passion, the ability to inspire and they were both honorable and fair.
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