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The Best George S. Patton Quotes

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A list of the best George S. Patton quotes. This list is arranged by which famous George S. Patton quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest George S. Patton quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from George S. Patton should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable George S. Patton quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    The Object of War Is Not to Die for Your Country but to Make the Other Bastard Die for His.

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

    George S. Patton
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    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
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    Always do more than is required of you.

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

    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
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    “May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won’t.”

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

    George S. Patton
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    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
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    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
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    A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.

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

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

    George S. Patton
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    A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.

    George S. Patton
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    The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence.

    George S. Patton
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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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    the greatest battle implement ever devised

    George S. Patton
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    I do not fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is pounding, saying, Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?

    George S. Patton
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    Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.

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

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

    George S. Patton