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Genghis Khan Quotes

March 8, 2011 by  
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Genghis Khan quotes and famous phrases. Genghis Khan was a legendary Mongolian ruler, unifier and conqueror.

 

Genghis Khan (1162-1227)

 

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan Quotes about war, peace and reign

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

“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.”

“The Root of Wild Madder”

“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”.

“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 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.”

Medieval swords

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19 Responses to “Genghis Khan Quotes”
  1. Erka says:

    He also said, “It is easy to conquer the world from the back of a horse.”
    And he never said, “One arrow alone can be easily broken but many arrows are indestructible.” His wife said that.

    • Anonymous says:

      how do u know that?

    • Ochir says:

      I agree with you. This is one of the most important and common quote in our country. This means that a single arrow can be broken easily but if we unite all of the Mongolian mighty warriors and people, we will be indestructible. Chinggis Khaan’s wife said that. In modern Mongolian language, this means that the more united we are [Mongolians] the stronger we are.

  2. SmarterThanLibs says:

    So THAT is where Conan The Barbarian got the answer to that question in the movie!

  3. KErr says:

    lol… he to gather in the bosom of their wives and daughters…

  4. Muslim Khan says:

    MY FATHER TOLD ME THAT WE ARE ONE OF THE MANY… families that are from the Ghengis Khan Family

    I will name my son Ghengis! who watches the movie yesterday? awesome… lol :) Peace be with you oh reader! ‘Fear not death, but fear the one who created such a transition, to ALLAH (GOD) is the final return’…

    type in on youtube ‘surah Ha-mim-sajdah english translation’… Some day/night!! NOW!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  5. scott says:

    about 1 out of every 200 people are related to Genghis Khan.

  6. Danny says:

    Hi I need some help maybe someone here can help me. i was asked to paint a piece of “Khan” for a client. i want to add a quote on the piece.

    “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.”

    The quote fits my client perfectly but i want to put a spin on it and use the original way it would have been written. The problem is i know nothing of Genghis Khan or what language this quote would have been in.

    hope someone can help with a link or some info. Thanx

    • Griffin says:

      It may be an issue that most people believe that this quote was made up as it is extremely out of character

  7. Amzy says:

    The basic call that feeds my mind to seek the peace of common folks.
    No chasing of rulers of crucial states, no such thought is hidden behind.
    As amiable and peaceful being be achieved once upon time world over and in every corner my path will end here with and finally.

  8. Amzy says:

    Conquering the world is less art than Conquering a man.
    Conquering a man is no match to gaining his mind.
    As you possess the minds and hearts
    yours is the world, you bet.

  9. Sling says:

    The Bible says, He who controls his anger is better than he who takes a city.

  10. tolga says:

    he was the most clever ” murderer ” ever .. that s it , nothing more ..

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