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Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
by 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

Related topics: Wisdom Business Government Political

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Battle is an orgy of disorder.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
- 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

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

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
- Malcolm X

Don't prepare the path for the child,
prepare the child for the path.
- Anonymous

The Paradox Of Living In The Moment is -
How To Be Happy Today AND Prepare For Tomorrow
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

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

I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
- Abraham Lincoln

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

In fair weather prepare for foul.
- Thomas Fuller

You can never prepare yourself enough to see your mug shot and DUI.
- Tracey Gold

It's like a blind turn on a highway:
You can't see what's coming,
so you don't really know how to prepare.
- Piper Perabo

You have no choices about how you lose,
but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.
- Pat Riley

Nothing good bursts forth all at once.
The lightning may dart out of a black cloud;
but the day sends his bright heralds before him,
to prepare the world for his coming.
- Augustus Hare

We need to begin an all-out diplomatic offensive on
Darfur in order to prepare the way for a peacekeeping
force that can ensure protection for the people of Darfur.
- Kendrick Meek

Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
- Napolean Hill

Expect the best, plan for the worst,
and prepare to be surprised.
- Denis Waitley

You cannot prepare enough for anything.
- James Galway

What I do is prepare myself until I know I can do what I have to do.
- Joe Namath

Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.
- Bobby Knight

Man is born to live and not to prepare to live.
- Boris Pasternak

In symphonic music, when you are conducting,
you do the same thing.
You are feeling the whole orchestra,
thinking ahead so you can prepare for a change.
- David Amram

I had to prepare physically every day,
and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers.
- Ryne Sandberg

Americans in all places and levels of government have
begun to consider the areas where we need to prepare
ourselves from future threats,
including the latest weapon: bio-terror.
- Paul Gillmor

In situations of military conflict, civil strife,
lawlessness, bad governance, and human rights violations,
terrorists find it easier to hide, train and prepare their attacks.
- Gijs de Vries

You prepare yourself by concentrating on what you have to do out on the field.
- Brian McBride

I think you start to prepare the minute you read something.
- Sean Penn

First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen?
Then prepare to accept it.
Then proceed to improve on the worst.
- Dale Carnegie

Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top
of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare,
rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land.
- Roland Joffe

Do not for a moment suppose that you must make yourself better,
or prepare your heart for a worthy reception of Christ,
but come at once - come as you are.
- Archibald Alexander

What we prepare for is what we shall get.
- William Graham Sumner

Racism is still with us.
But it is up to us to prepare our children for what they have to meet,
and, hopefully, we shall overcome.
- Rosa Parks

There's nothing you can really do to prepare to rock.
Do you prepare to eat a delicious meal? Are you hungry?
Then you're gonna eat it.
- Jack Black

I love having time to prepare my lines and more time off.
- Tom Welling

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that.
I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.
- Aaliyah


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