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Genghis Khan (c.1162 – 18 August 1227), born Temüjin, founded and ruled the Mongol Empire, after unifying the Central Asian tribes. He is also known as the first Great Khan or Khagan (Khan of Khans).

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1. “Conquering the world on horseback is easy; it is dismounting and governing that is hard.”

—Genghis Khan

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Source: Quotes without citations to published works can be suggested on the "Unsourced" section of the Discussion page As quoted in The Gigantic Book of Horse Wisdom (2007) by Thomas Meagher and Buck Brannaman, p. 408

2. “In the space of seven years I have succeeded in accomplishing a great work and uniting the whole world in one Empire.”

—Genghis Khan

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Source: Quotes without citations to published works can be suggested on the "Unsourced" section of the Discussion page As quoted in The Tyrants : 2500 Years of Absolute Power and Corruption (2006) by Clive Foss, p. 55 ISBN 1905204965

3. “Be of one mind and one faith, that you may conquer your enemies and lead long and happy lives.”

—Genghis Khan

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Source: Quotes without citations to published works can be suggested on the "Unsourced" section of the Discussion page As quoted in The Mongol Empire : Its Rise and Legacy (1940) by Michael Prawdin, p. 224

4. “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.”

—Genghis Khan

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Source: Quotes without citations to published works can be suggested on the "Unsourced" section of the Discussion page As given in Rashid al-Din's Compendium of Chronicles (Jami' al-tawarikh) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jami%27_al-tawarikh) (Can find a translated version on google books: http://books.google.com/books?id=d2SWstj6j3AC&lpg=PA142&ots=8Tn8g77BgR&dq=genghis%20khan%20and%20drinking&pg=PA142#v=onepage&q=genghis%20khan%20and%20drinking&f=false)

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