Genghis Khan Quotes

Genghis Khan Quotes

The quotes presented below give us an idea about the nature and thoughts of Genghis Khan. They allow us to understand more about the accomplishments of his life.
The Mongolian ruler, Genghis Khan was born in the year 1162 (circa). Though he popularly known as Genghis Khan, the birth name was Borjigin Tem├╝jin. He ascended to power by gaining support from Northeast Asian nomadic tribes. The Mongol empire founded by him was the biggest contiguous empire; he was thus one of the famous leaders in history. His quotes should give us an idea of how eventful his life was.
  • "If my body dies, let my body die, but do not let my country die."
  • "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."
  • "It is not sufficient that I succeed - all others must fail."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "I will rule them by fixed laws so that rest and happiness shall prevail in the world."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "Perhaps my children will live in stone houses and walled towns - Not I".
The quotes by Genghis Khan that are related to war and military acquisitions can be found below.
  • "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"
  • "I am the punishment of God...If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you."
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "One arrow alone can be easily broken but many arrows are indestructible."
  • "In the space of seven years I have succeeded in accomplishing a great work and uniting the whole world in one Empire."
  • "Be of one mind and one faith, that you may conquer your enemies and lead long and happy lives."
  • "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."
  • "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."
The quotes presented above give us an idea of the ferocity and willpower possessed by this man. He was one of the ruthless and mighty rulers of the medieval times.
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