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Americans love to fight.
by George S. Patton

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

Related topics: History

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

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

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

 

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

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.
- George S. Patton

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

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

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
- George S. Patton

A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
- George S. Patton

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- George S. Patton

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

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
- George S. Patton

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

There is only one sort of discipline,
perfect discipline.
- George S. Patton

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs
but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
- George S. Patton

Always do everything you ask of those you command.
- George S. Patton

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
- George S. Patton

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
- George S. Patton

Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.
- George S. Patton

If a man has done his best, what else is there?
- George S. 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 S. Patton

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

All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.
- George S. 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 S. Patton

A good plan violently executed now is better than a
perfect plan executed next week.
- George S. Patton

We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people.
Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
- George S. Patton

Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
- George S. Patton

Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
- George S. Patton

Nobody ever defended anything successfully,
there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
- George S. Patton

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what
to do and let them surprise you with their results.
- George S. Patton

Battle is an orgy of disorder.
- George S. Patton

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
- George S. Patton

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.
- George S. Patton

There is a time to take counsel of your fears,
and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
- George S. Patton

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.
- George S. Patton

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!
- George S. Patton

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

Currently, not only are Americans taxed on what they earn,
but those assets are taxed again when they are passed on to a loved one.
- Mary Bono

In 1900 Americans on average lived for only 49 years
and most working people died still on the job.
- William Greider

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong -
is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth -
then all Americans are in peril.
- Harry S. Truman

Like many Americans my thoughts and prayers are with the people of London.
My deepest sympathies are extended to those who lost
a loved one in the recent terror attacks.
- Doc Hastings

It is not new or unusual for the real Americans,
meaning those immigrants who came to America a little bit longer ago,
to fear the outsiders, the pretenders,
the newcomers.
- Luis Gutierrez

I like the mentality of the Americans.
It's like when you talk about money.
- Alain Prost

We made them drink poison last night and Saddam Hussein's
soldiers and his great forces gave the Americans a
lesson which will not be forgotten by history.
Truly.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

Americans have always been able to handle austerity and even adversity.
Prosperity is what is doing us in.
- James Reston

The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent
the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain
tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden.
- Richard Neal

If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it.
I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans,
that you should be responsible for what you eat.
- Vic Snyder

I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think.
They think big.
- Brigitte Bardot

I think that American people really know how to pursue fun,
they really know how to have a good time.
Japanese are somewhat more reserved than Americans,
so I'm jealous.
- Nobuo Uematsu

Whatever it is that the government does,
sensible Americans would prefer that the government
does it to somebody else.
This is the idea behind foreign policy.
- P. J. O'Rourke

Nine out of ten Americans believe that out of ten people,
one person will always disagree with the other nine!
- Colin Mochrie

We don't believe in planners and deciders making the
decisions on behalf of Americans.
- George W. Bush

How many times will this Congress waste time on an
issue that a majority of Americans do not want?
- Raul Grijalva

I think race has been a burden for black Americans.
Being Muslim has also been a challenge because so many
people do not understand Islam.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity,
because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
- Scott Cook

We African Americans have now spent the major part
of the 20th Century battling racism.
- Constance Baker Motley

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would
rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake.
- Ayatollah Khomeini

There is a gulf between the high value Americans put
on life in theory and its cheapness in practice.
- Elizabeth Joan Smith

Americans just don't know what being a movie star's all about.
- Patti Smith

You may be sure that the Americans will commit all
the stupidities they can think of,
plus some that are beyond imagination.
- Charles de Gaulle

Americans...
still believe in an America where anything's possible -
they just don't think their leaders do.
- Barack Obama


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