Authors - George S. Patton
George Smith Patton, Jr. (November 11, 1885 - December 21, 1945) was an officer in the United States Army best known for his leadership as a general during World War II. He also developed a reputation for eccentricity and for sometimes-controversial gruff outspokenness -- such as during his profanity-laced speech to his expeditionary troops. - Wikipedia
A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula.
It is the unconquerable nature of man and not the nature of the weapon he uses that ensures victory.
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
If everyone is thinking alike, someone isn't thinking.
I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.
If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do... the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
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.
It is only by doing things others have not that one can advance.
All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
If a man does his best, what else is there?
You're never beaten until you admit it.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
If you can't get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country?
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.
May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.
A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
Don't tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.