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72 George Patton Quotes on Life (LEADERSHIP)

Top 10 Most Famous George Patton Quotes (BEST)

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.
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.
Do everything you ask of those you command.
Do everything you ask of those you command.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Say what you mean and mean what you say.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
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.

31 General George Patton Quotes on War (CONQUER)

Success in war depends on the golden rules of war speed, simplicity, and boldness.
Success in war depends on the golden rules of war: speed, simplicity, and boldness.
Many soldiers are led to faulty ideas of war by knowing too much about too little.
Many soldiers are led to faulty ideas of war by knowing too much about too little.
I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
Do more than is required of you.
Do more than is required of you.
War is the supreme test of man in which he rises to heights never approached in any other activity.
War is the supreme test of man in which he rises to heights never approached in any other activity.
I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.
No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage.
No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage.
No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.
No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
Officers must assert themselves by example and by voice.
Officers must assert themselves by example and by voice.
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.
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.
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.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.
All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.
All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.
There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.
There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.
Throughout history wars have been lost because of armies not crossing rivers.
Throughout history wars have been lost because of armies not crossing rivers.
Give me an Army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle… Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I'll win a war.
Give me an Army of West Point graduates and I’ll win a battle… Give me a handful of Texas Aggies and I’ll win a war.
It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
War is the only place where a man lives.
War is the only place where a man lives.
Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition.
Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition.
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 nothing more pathetic and futile than a general who lives long enough to explain a defeat.
There is nothing more pathetic and futile than a general who lives long enough to explain a defeat.
The obvious thing for the cavalryman to do is to accept the fighting machine as a partner, and prepare to meet more fully the demands of future warfare.
The obvious thing for the cavalryman to do is to accept the fighting machine as a partner, and prepare to meet more fully the demands of future warfare.
May God have mercy for my enemies because I won't.
May God have mercy for my enemies because I won’t.
War is simple, direct, and ruthless. It takes a simple, direct, and ruthless man to wage it.
War is simple, direct, and ruthless. It takes a simple, direct, and ruthless man to wage it.
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.
If a man thinks war long enough, it is bound to have a good effect on him.
If a man thinks war long enough, it is bound to have a good effect on him.
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
To be a successful soldier, you must know history.
To be a successful soldier, you must know history.
Do your duty as you see it, and damn the consequences.
Do your duty as you see it, and damn the consequences.
You’re never beaten until you admit it.
You’re never beaten until you admit it.

7 General George Patton Quotes on Attacking (CONQUER)

We can conquer only by attacking.
We can conquer only by attacking.
Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching.
Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching.
In war the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of the offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it.
In war the only sure defense is offense, and the efficiency of the offense depends on the warlike souls of those conducting it.
In case of doubt, attack.
In case of doubt, attack.
As long as you attack them, they cannot find the time to attack you.
As long as you attack them, they cannot find the time to attack you.
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.

24 Inspirational George Patton Quotes About Life and Fear (SUCCESS)

Never stop being ambitious. You have but one life, live it to the fullest of glory and be willing to pay any price.
Never stop being ambitious. You have but one life, live it to the fullest of glory and be willing to pay any price.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
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.
Cowardice is a disease and it must be checked before it becomes epidemic.
Cowardice is a disease and it must be checked before it becomes epidemic.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.
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.
An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.
An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.
By perseverance, and study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.
By perseverance, and study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.
The unleavened bread of knowledge will sustain life, but it is dull fare unless it is leavened with the yeast of personality.
The unleavened bread of knowledge will sustain life, but it is dull fare unless it is leavened with the yeast of personality.
No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.
No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
If a man does his best, what else is there?
If a man does his best, what else is there?
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
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.
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!
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!
When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!
A man must know his destiny. If he does not recognize it, then he is lost.
A man must know his destiny. If he does not recognize it, then he is lost.
It is easy to die for nothing; one should die for something.
It is easy to die for nothing; one should die for something.
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
It is better to live in the limelight for a year than in the wings forever.
It is better to live in the limelight for a year than in the wings forever.
Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.
Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.

George Patton Short Biography

Born on 11 November 1885 in San Gabriel, California, United States, George Smith Patton, Jr. was a famous general who served in World War II.

Patton graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1909. He was then made a second lieutenant in the cavalry. 

In April 1941, he was made a commander of the 2nd Armored Division. After Pearl Harbor, Patton organized a Desert Training Center.

In 1943, he was successful in leading the U.S. Army to invade Sicily, and in 1944, he was also successful in leading the 3rd U.S. Army to capture several French towns.

In 1945, Patton was successful in liberating Germany from the Nazi regime. 

Patton’s memoir, entitled War as I Knew It, was published posthumously, 2 years after his death in 1945. 

In 1970, a film on Patton’s life was released. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, the film (Patton) went on to receive several Academy Awards.

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