George Patton quotes

Born
November 11, 1885 San Gabriel, California, U.S.

Died
December 21, 1945.

Occupation
Senior officer of the United States Army .

George S. Patton was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater 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.

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
– George Patton
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
– George Patton
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
– George Patton
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
– George Patton
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
– George Patton
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
– George Patton
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
– George Patton
If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results.
– George Patton
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
– George Patton
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
– George Patton
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
– George Patton
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
– George Patton
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
– George Patton
Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
– George Patton
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
– George Patton
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
– George Patton
Battle is an orgy of disorder.
– George 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 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 Patton
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
– George Patton
A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
– George Patton
If a man does his best, what else is there?
– George Patton
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.
– George Patton