Alfred the Great was an illustrious King of the Anglo-Saxons from 886 to 899 and the ‘King of Wessex’ from 871 to c 886. He had spent many years fighting the ‘Viking invasions,’ after ascending the throne. He is known as a merciful and learned man who laid emphasis on education. He became the dominant ruler in England by defending his kingdom against the Viking attempt at conquest. Go through the famous sayings by Alfred the Great which have been excerpted from his works and life.