Conqueror Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old conqueror quotes, conqueror sayings, and conqueror proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.     

Sigmund Freud

The capacity of any conqueror is more likely than not to be an illusion produced by the incapacity of his adversary.     

George Bernard Shaw

The conqueror is regarded with awe; the wise man commands our respect; but it is only the benevolent man that wins our affection.     

William Dean Howells

Conquerors never, never conquer a nation to bring freedom. They brought control.     

Ernst Zundel

Excellent conquerors do not engage.     


There are not fifty ways of fighting, there is only one: to be the conqueror.     

Andre Malraux

Love is the great conqueror of lust.     

C.S. Lewis

To conquer, we must destroy our enemies. We must not only die gallantly; we must kill devastatingly. The faster and more effectively you kill, the longer you will live to enjoy the priceless fame of conquerors.     

George S. Patton Jr.

Modern conquerors can kill, but do not seem to be able to create. Artists know how to create but cannot really kill. Murderers are only very exceptionally found among artists.     

Albert Camus

If conquerors be regarded as the engine-drivers of History, then the conquerors of thought are perhaps the pointsmen who, less conspicuous to the traveler's eye, determine the direction of the journey.     

Arthur Koestler

Any conqueror in human history has always been ultimately someone who exists purely for the expansion of their own ego, through amounting more.     

Scott Derrickson

The inactivity of a conqueror betrays the loss of strength and blood.     

Edward Gibbon

A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.     


History would be boring without conquerors, bloodthirsty warlords and saviors.     

Miltiades Varvounis

It is the right of war for conquerors to treat those whom they have conquered according to their pleasure.     

Julius Caesar

The greatest conqueror wins without struggle.     

Lao Tzu

The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.     

Rabindranath Tagore

Vengeful conquerors burn books as if the enemy's souls reside there, too.     

James Gleick

Never be a victim of life; be its conqueror.     

Mike Norton

Conquerors fight their own battles.     

Israelmore Ayivor

The conqueror is always a lover of peace; he would prefer to take over our country unopposed.     

Carl von Clausewitz

They were conquerors, and for that you want only brute force--nothing to boast of, when you have it, since your strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.     

Joseph Conrad

No man is such a conqueror, as the one that has defeated himself.     

Henry Ward Beecher

The conqueror writes history, they came, they conquered and they write. You don't expect the people who came to invade us to tell the truth about us.     

Miriam Makeba

The man who masters his own soul will forever be called conqueror of conquerors.     


Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.     

Dag Hammarskjold

The man who has grit enough to bring about the afforestation or the irrigation of a country is not less worthy of honor than its conqueror.     

J. Arthur Thomson

Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life.     

William Shakespeare

Thank you, Lord, that You are the Conqueror and that You want to make us more than conquerors.     

Corrie ten Boom

Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a conqueror.     

Jean Rostand