If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.

— Genghis Khan

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If you're afraid - don't do it, - if you're doing it - don't be afraid!


The Greatest Happiness is to scatter your enemy and drive him before you.

To see his cities reduced to ashes. To see those who love him shrouded and in tears. And to gather to your bosom his wives and daughters.


Man's highest joy is in victory: to conquer one's enemies;

to pursue them; to deprive them of their possessions; to make their beloved weep; to ride on their horses; and to embrace their wives and daughters.


Remember, you have no companions but your shadow


All who surrender will be spared; whoever does not surrender but opposes with struggle and dissension, shall be annihilated.


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


The pleasure and joy of man lies in treading down the rebel and conquering the enemy, in tearing him up by the root, in taking from him all that he has.


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


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


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


The merit in action lies in finishing it to the end.


Not even a mighty warrior can break a frail arrow when it is multiplied and supported by its fellows. As long as you brothers support one another and render assistance to one another, your enemies can never gain the victory over you. But if you fall away from each other your enemy can brake you like frail arrows, one at a time.


About Genghis Khan

Quotes 44 sayings
Profession Khagan of the Mongol Empire
Birthday May 31, 1162

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.


One of the joys of travel is visiting new towns and meeting new people.


Man's greatest joy is to slay his enemy, plunder his riches, ride his steeds, see the tears of his loved ones and embrace his women


A man's greatest moment in life is when his enemy lays vanquished, his village aflame, his herds driven before you and his weeping wives and daughters are clasped to your breast.


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


People conquered on different sides of the lake should be ruled on different sides of the lake.


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.


Happiness lies in conquering one's enemies, in driving them in front of oneself, in taking their property, in savoring their despair, in outraging their wives and daughters.


The greatest pleasure is to vanquish your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp to your bosom their wives and daughters.


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


If one must drink, then let one drink thrice a month, for more is bad.

If one gets drunk twice a month, it is better; if one gets drunk once a month, that is better still; and if one doesn't drink at all, that is the best of all.


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


The strength of a wall is neither greater nor less than the courage of the men who defend it.


Oh people, know that you have committed great sins.

If you ask me what proof I have for these words, I say it is because I am the punishment of God. If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you!


Heaven has appointed me to rule all the nations, for hitherto there has been no order upon the steppes.


I am the punishment of God. If you have not committed sins then God wouldn't have sent me.


Come and sip from the cup of destruction.


I hate luxury. I exercise moderation…It will be easy to forget your vision and purpose one you have fine clothes, fast horses and beautiful women. [In which case], you will be no better than a slave, and you will surely lose everything.


My life was too short to acheive the conquest of the whole world.


Even when a friend does something you do not like, he continues to be your friend.


The strength of walls depends on the courage of those who guard them.


It is not sufficient that I succeed - all others must fail.


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.


Just as God gave different fingers to the hand so has He given different ways to men.


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, to take their horses between his knees and to press in his arms the most desirable of their women.


An action comitted in anger is an action doomed to failure.


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


Heaven is weary of the luxury of China.

I shall remain in the wilderness of the north. I shall return to simplicity and moderations once again. As for the clothes I wear and the food I eat, I shall have the same as cowherds and grooms and I shall treat my soldiers as brothers. In a hundred battles I have been at the forefront and within seven years I have performed a great work, for in six directions of space all things are subject to one ruler.


Perhaps my children will live in stone houses and walled towns - Not I


A leader can never be happy until his people are happy.


There is no good in anything until it is finished.