George Smith Patton, Jr. was a senior officer of the United States Army, who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European Theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S.
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I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
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.
If a man does his best, what else is there?
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
Take calculated risks. This is quite different from being rash.
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.
If a man has done his best, what else is there?
All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.
Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
There's only one proper way for a professional soldier to die.
That's from the last bullet, of the last battle, of the last war.
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.
There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.
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!
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
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.
I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?
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.
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.