Genghis Khan quotes

Born
c. 1162, Khentii Mountains, Khamag Mongol.

Died
August 18, 1227.

Occupation
First Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.

Genghis Khan was the founder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.

Come and sip from the cup of destruction.
– Genghis Khan
If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.
– Genghis Khan
Remember, you have no companions but your shadow.
– Genghis Khan
One arrow alone can be easily broken but many arrows are indestructible.
– Genghis Khan
I am the punishment of God. If you have not committed sins then God wouldn’t have sent me.
– Genghis Khan
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.
– Genghis Khan
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.
– Genghis Khan
Even when a friend does something you do not like, he continues to be your friend.
– Genghis Khan
It is not sufficient that I succeed – all others must fail.
– Genghis Khan
The strength of a wall is neither greater nor less than the courage of the men who defend it.
– Genghis Khan
All who surrender will be spared; whoever does not surrender but opposes with struggle and dissension, shall be annihilated.
– Genghis Khan
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
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.
– Genghis Khan
A leader can never be happy until his people are happy.
– Genghis Khan
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!
– Genghis Khan
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.
– 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
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.
– Genghis Khan
If you’re afraid – don’t do it, – if you’re doing it – don’t be afraid!
– Genghis Khan
An action comitted in anger is an action doomed to failure.
– Genghis Khan
There is no good in anything until it is finished.
– Genghis Khan