„Toil conquered the world, unrelenting toil“

—  Virgile, Georgics

Book I, lines 145–146 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough).
Compare: Labor omnia vincit ("Work conquers all"), the state motto of Oklahoma.
Georgics (29 BC)
Original: (la) Labor omnia vicit<!--uicit-->
improbus et duris urgens in rebus egestas.
Contexte: Toil conquered the world, unrelenting toil, and want that pinches when life is hard.

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poète latin -70 - -19 avant J.-C.

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„There are no more worlds to conquer!“

—  Alexander the Great King of Macedon -356 - -323 avant J.-C.

Statement portrayed as a quotation in a 1927 Reader's Digest article, this probably derives from traditions about Alexander lamenting at his father Philip's victories that there would be no conquests left for him, or that after his conquests in Egypt and Asia there were no worlds left to conquer.
Some of the oldest accounts of this, as quoted by John Calvin state that on "hearing that there were other worlds, wept that he had not yet conquered one."
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Variant attributed as his "last words" at a few sites on the internet, but in no published sources.
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Source: http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Moralia/De_tranquillitate_animi*.html

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