Genghis Khan Quotes

A list of quotes and sayings by Genghis Khan. Well-known for topics related to leadership, power and punishment.

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Genghis Khan (also known as Chinggis Khan) was the founder and Khan of the Mongol Empire which became the largest contiguous empire in history. He was the son of a mongol tribe chief Yesükhei, and was given the name Temüjin at birth. According to the “Secret History of the Mongols”, Genghis Khan was born grasping a blood clot on his hand. This was believed as a sign that the child will be a great leader as per Mongol folklore.

By the age of twenty, Temüjin started to build his army of about twenty thousand men. This consequently initiated his gradual rise to power in the Mongolian steppes. He went on a journey to abolish traditional differences among the tribes and hence uniting them to establish the Mongol Empire.

As the Great Khan, he started the “Mongol invasions” which resulted in the conquest of a great portion of Eurasia. A huge number of people were affected and killed during the course of these invasions. Due to this, some groups and families were forced to leave their homeland(such was the case of the poet, Rumi). On the contrary, Genghis Khan also made positive contributions by granting religious freedom to his subjects, abolishing torture, encouraging trade and developing the first international postal system.
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“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.”

A Quote by Genghis Khan on Sobriety and Moderation - "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."

“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.”

Author: Genghis Khan
Occupation: Leader, Founder and Khan of the Mongol Empire
Nationality: Mongol

“I hate luxury. I exercise moderation… It will be easy to forget your vision and purpose once you have fine clothes, fast horses and beautiful women. You will be no better than a slave, and you will surely lose everything.”

A Quote by Genghis Khan on Purpose - "I hate luxury. I exercise moderation… It will be easy to forget your vision and purpose once you have fine clothes, fast horses and beautiful women. You will be no better than a slave, and you will surely lose everything."

“I hate luxury. I exercise moderation… It will be easy to forget your vision and purpose once you have fine clothes, fast horses and beautiful women. You will be no better than a slave, and you will surely lose everything.”

Author: Genghis Khan
Occupation: Leader, Founder and Khan of the Mongol Empire
Nationality: Mongol

“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.”

A Quote by Genghis Khan on Equality and Generosity - "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 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.”

Author: Genghis Khan
Occupation: Leader, Founder and Khan of the Mongol Empire
Nationality: Mongol