If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.

— George S. Patton

The most gorgeous George S. Patton quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

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

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The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

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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.

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George S. Patton quote Do everything you ask of those you lead.

Do everything you ask of those you lead.

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To me it seems certain that the fatalistic teachings of Muhammad and the utter degradation of women is the outstanding cause for the arrested development of the Arab. He is exactly as he was around the year 700, while we have kept on developing.

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Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

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A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

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George S. Patton quote Never tell people how to do things. Tell

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

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The more you sweat in battle, the less you bleed in war.

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A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.

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Achievers are resolute in their goals and driven by determination.

Discouragement is temporary, obstacles are overcome, and doubt is defeated, yielding to personal victory. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

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George S. Patton quote Accept the challenges so that you can fe

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

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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.

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I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

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

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About George S. Patton

Quotes 246 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Soldier
Birthday November 11, 1885

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

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Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

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

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

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Always do more than is required of you.

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You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things.

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There is a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top.

Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates.

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The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is bearing arms.

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A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost.

By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it.

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No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.

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When in doubt, observe and ask questions.

When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions.

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Make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up.

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Do not try to make circumstances fit your plans. Make plans that fit the circumstances.

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An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.

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Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.

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The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country

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Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.

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Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.

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The supreme measure of a man, is what he would risk his life for.

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I do not have to tell you who won the war. You know, the artillery did.

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If a man does his best, what else is there?

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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.

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Pressure makes diamonds

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Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

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

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Plans must be simple and flexible....They must be made by the people who execute them.

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Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

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Often I have encountered in life that great disappointments have proved to be the road to future successes.

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...It is a proud privilege to be a soldier – a good soldier … [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability.

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

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Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

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The most difficult thing about being humble is not being able to brag about it.

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A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon - it won't work and you can't fire it.

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There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change.

It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time.

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Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

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The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence.

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Better to fight for something than live for nothing.

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