Famous Quotes By George S. Patton


  1. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
  2. A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
  3. Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
  4. 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.
  5. Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
  6. Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
  7. I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
  8. If a man does his best, what else is there?
  9. If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
  10. 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.
  11. If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results.
  12. It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
  13. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
  14. No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
  15. Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
  16. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
  17. The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
  18. The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
  19. There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
  20. Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
  21. 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.
  22. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.

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