Genghis Khan Quotes

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As my calling is high, the obligations incumbent upon me are also heavy; and I fear that in my ruling there may be something wanting.
Genghis Khan

A man’s greatest work is to break his enemies, to drive them before him, to take from them all the things that have been theirs, to hear the weeping of those who cherished them.
Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan Quotes
Genghis Khan Quotes
Be of one mind and one faith, that you may conquer your enemies and lead long and happy lives.
Genghis Khan

Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.
Genghis Khan

Despite all expectations, the time of my last campaign and of my passing is near. I wish to die at home. Let not my end disarm you, and on no account weep for me, lest the enemy be warned of my death.
Genghis Khan

Heaven grew weary of the excessive pride and luxury of China… I am from the Barbaric North. I wear the same clothing and eat the same food as the cowherds and horse-herders. We make the same sacrifices and we share.. our riches. I look upon the nation as a new-born child and I care for my soldiers as though they were my brothers.
Genghis Khan

I will rule them by fixed laws so that rest and happiness shall prevail in the world.
Genghis Khan

It is easy to conquer the world from the back of a horse.
Genghis Khan

It is not sufficient that I succeed – all others must fail.
Genghis Khan

If unable to abstain from drinking, a man may get drunk three times a month; if he does it more than three times he is culpable; if he gets drunk twice a month it is better; if once a month, this is still more laudable; and if one does not drink at all what can be better? But where can I find such a man? If such a man were found he would be worthy of the highest esteem.
Genghis Khan

In the space of seven years I have succeeded in accomplishing a great work and uniting the whole world in one Empire.
Genghis Khan

I am the punishment of God…If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.
Genghis Khan

If my body dies, let my body die, but do not let my country die.
Genghis Khan

One arrow alone can be easily broken but many arrows are indestructible.
Genghis Khan

Perhaps my children will live in stone houses and walled towns – Not I.
Genghis Khan

Say ye unto the Khwarezmians that I am the sovereign of the sunrise, and [he is] the sovereign of the sunset. Let there be between us a firm treaty of friendship, amity, and peace, and let traders and caravans on both sides come and go.
Genghis Khan

The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters.
Genghis Khan

The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters.
Genghis Khan

Those who were adept and brave fellows I have made military commanders. Those who were quick and nimble I have made herders of horses. Those who were not adept I have given a small whip and sent to be shepherds.
Genghis Khan

With Heaven’s aid I have conquered for you a huge empire. But my life was too short to achieve the conquest of the world. That task is left for you
Genghis Khan
 
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