George S. Patton Quotes

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Born: November 11, 1885, San Gabriel, California, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Heidelberg, Baden-W rttemberg, Germany, December 21, 1945
Occupation: Military commander

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A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
- George S. Patton

2.
A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
- George S. Patton

3.
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

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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.
- George S. Patton

5.
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.
- George S. Patton

6.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
- George S. Patton

7.
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
- George S. Patton

8.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
- George S. Patton

9.
If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

10.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
- George S. Patton

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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.
- George S. Patton

12.
If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results.
- George S. Patton

13.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

14.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

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No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
- George S. Patton

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

17.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- George S. Patton

18.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
- George S. Patton

19.
The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- George S. Patton

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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!
- George S. Patton

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

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Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
- George S. Patton

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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.
- George S. Patton

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

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