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The object of war is not to die for your country but
by 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

Related topics: War

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Battle is an orgy of disorder.
- 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

There is only one sort of discipline,
perfect discipline.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If a man has done his best, what else is there?
- 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

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

Not every difficult and dangerous thing
is suitable for training,
but only that which is conducive to success
in achieving the object of our effort.
- Epictetus

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I will far rather see the race of man extinct
than that we should become less than beasts
by making the noblest of God's creation,
woman, the object of our lust.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never fight an inanimate object.
- P. J. O'Rourke

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and
unchangeable color to every object;
beware of this stumbling block.
- Paul Gauguin

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Crave for a thing, you will get it.
Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
- Swami Sivananda

Every beloved object is the center point of a paradise.
- Novalis

When we did the sign outside, we did not do the cigarette
or the mug of beer because it was going to be outside.
I wasn't sure if the city would object.
- John Gates

Be still with yourself until the object of your attention affirms your presence.
- Minor White

The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth,
is to shut it again on something solid.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We think of the noble object for which the professor appears to-night,
we may be assured that the Lord will forgive any one
who will laugh at the professor.
- Stephen Leacock

If somebody hits you with an object you should beat the hell out of them.
- Charles Barkley

If man made himself the first object of study,
he would see how incapable he is of going further.
How can a part know the whole?
- Blaise Pascal

To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive,
is a very different thing from being a passive object.
- Simone de Beauvoir

People see you as an object, not as a person,
and they project a set of expectations onto you.
People who don't have it think beauty is a blessing,
but actually it sets you apart.
- Candice Bergen

Our first object is...
the obtaining of sovereignty, assured by international law,
over a portion of the globe sufficiently large to satisfy our just requirements.
- Theodor Herzl

I object to a legal approach when settling questions
of science or scientific behavior.
- Serge Lang

My object is to stop the guy with the ball before he gains another inch.
- Dick Lane

For, if a good speaker, never so eloquent,
does not see into the fact, and is not speaking the truth of that -
is there a more horrid kind of object in creation?
- Thomas Carlyle

The least touchable object in the world is the eye.
- Rudolf Arnheim

I object to people running down the future.
I am going to live all the rest of my life there.
- Charles Kettering

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory;
the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
- George Bancroft

The object of golf is not just to win.
It is to play like a gentleman, and win.
- Phil Mickelson

Psychology is still trying to explain the perception
of the position of an object in space,
along with its shape, size, and so on,
and to understand the sensations of color.
- James J. Gibson

Chess is a sport.
The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory.
- Max Euwe

The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions.
- Robert Brault

The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was
to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt.
- Maimonides

The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind,
not other people's.
- Dean Inge

In fact any experiment that measures a quantum effect
is one in which the quantum effect is aligned with
the behavior of some heavy,
macroscopic object; that's how we measure it.
- Murray Gell-Mann

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress,
grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their
marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique.
- Minna Antrim

Meaning is what essence becomes when it is divorced
from the object of reference and wedded to the word.
- Willard Van Orman Quine


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