George S. Patton - Quotes

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Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results.

If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ---->>>

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. ---->>>

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. ---->>>

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more. ---->>>

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ---->>>

Better to fight for something than live for nothing. ---->>>

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.

Always do everything you ask of those you command. ---->>>

If a man does his best, what else is there?

If a man does his best, what else is there?

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.

Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.

There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline. ---->>>

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time. ---->>>

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. ---->>>

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.

Battle is an orgy of disorder. ---->>>

All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: November 11, 1885
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Die: 12-21, 1945
Occupation: Soldier
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General George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 (wikipedia)