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George S. Patton Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
- 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

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

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late.
- Anonymous

We never NEED anything; we never NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman


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