Quotes of Genghis Khan


“It is not sufficient that I succeed – all others must fail.”


“Who can’t stop drinking may get drunken three times a month. If he does it more often, he is guilty. To get drunken twice a month is better; once, still more praiseworthy.

But not to drink at all – what could be better than this?

But where could such a being be found? But if one would find it, it would be worthy of all honor.”



“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 you’re afraid – don’t do it, – if you’re doing it – don’t be afraid!”


“An action committed in anger is an action doomed to failure.”


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


  1. Joe February 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    Holy crap this guy is brutal!!! That last quote is so cold blooded it gives me chills – awesome.


  2. Ritu February 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    Genghis Khan, successful because of his sense of correctness, “Be the best of what you are” could very aptly apply to this Great Man. However, correctness may not always be righteous; if who he sees as an excessively drunk man, is because he is grieving or celebrating; a loving father of 12 children with a very well taken care of wife, celebrating the arrival of his 13th child, a twin?



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