George S. Patton Quotes

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

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Always do more than is required of you.
— George S. Patton
A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.

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

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A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
— George S. Patton
Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.
— George S. Patton

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

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Fatigue makes cowards of us all.  Men in condition do not tire.

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The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence.
— George S. Patton
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
— George S. Patton
You must be single minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided.
— George S. Patton
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
— George S. Patton
A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon - it won't work and you can't fire it.
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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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There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
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Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
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Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
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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 fixed determination to have acquired the warrior soul, to either conquer or perish with honor, is the secret of victory.
— 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
I don't fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is saying, 'Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you?
— George S. Patton
For years I have been accused of making snap judgments. Honestly, this is not the case because I am a profound military student and the thoughts I express, perhaps too flippantly, are the result of years of thought and study.
— George S. Patton
Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.