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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.
- George S. Patton

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

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

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

Always do everything you ask of those you command.
- George S. Patton

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
- George S. Patton

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

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

All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.
- George S. Patton

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

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

There is only one sort of discipline,
perfect discipline.
- George S. Patton

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

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

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

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

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

Battle is an orgy of disorder.
- George S. Patton

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

Nobody ever defended anything successfully,
there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
- George S. Patton

Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
- George S. Patton

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

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

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

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

Education, n.: That which discloses to the wise and
disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

If you want to improve,
be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
- Epictetus

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.
With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. -
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

When the water starts boiling
it is foolish to turn off the heat.
- Nelson Mandela

Even in the centuries which appear to us to be the
most monstrous and foolish,
the immortal appetite for beauty has always found satisfaction.
- Charles Baudelaire

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures,
but the foolish to be a slave to them.
- Epictetus

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he
automatically deserves great success in any field of activity;
yet almost everyone believes that he automatically
deserves success in marriage.
- Sydney J. Harris

I've performed solo for 20 years now,
but I don't do much of it, because if you only play alone,
you go crazy and out of tune and play foolish music.
- Steve Lacy

So foolish is the heart of man that he ever puts his hope in the future,
learning nothing from his past errors and fancying
that tomorrow must be better than today.
- Mika Waltari

Surprises are foolish things.
The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
- Jane Austen

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility
of a far greater progress still.
- John Maynard Keynes

I may be getting old, but not foolish.
- Elia Kazan

New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests
undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal.
Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors.
- Wallace Stevens

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts
of progress as pride of opinion.
While nothing is so foolish and baseless.
- J. G. Holland

It would be foolish to suggest that government is a
good custodian of aesthetic goals.
But, there is no alternative to the state.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It's probably foolish to expect relationships to go
on forever and to say that because something only lasts 10 years,
it's a failure.
- James Taylor

To decide to become a philosopher seemed as foolish
to me as to decide to become a poet.
- Karl Jaspers

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
- Euripides

Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack
the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
- Karl Kraus

If you are foolish enough to be contented,
don't show it, but grumble with the rest.
- Jerome K. Jerome

As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not;
so men are proved,
by their speeches, whether they be wise or foolish.
- Demosthenes

There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world.
The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us,
with or without repentance.
- Gilbert Parker

Nothing to be done really about animals.
Anything you do looks foolish.
The answer isn't in us.
It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.
- Russell Hoban


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