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Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
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
There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.
George S. Patton (The Patton Papers, 1940 - 1945)
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. 
George S. Patton
A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.
George S. Patton (Quoted in The Unknown Patton, 1983)
In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.
George S. Patton (The Patton Papers, 1940 - 1945)
If a man does his best, what else is there? 
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
All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated. 
George S. Patton (War As I Knew It, 1947)
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
George S. Patton (Speech in Boston Massachusetts, 1945)
Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
George S. Patton
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
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable. 
George S. Patton
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. 
George S. Patton
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
George S. Patton (War As I Knew It, 1947)
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time. 
George S. Patton
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
George S. Patton
It is rather interesting how you get used to death.
George S. Patton (Letter to Frederick Ayers, 1943)
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. 
George S. Patton (Quoted in The Fighting Pattons, 1997)
Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more. 
George S. Patton
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. 
George S. Patton
Always do more than is required of you.
George S. Patton (The Patton Papers, 1940 - 1945)
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. 
George S. Patton (War As I Knew It, 1947)
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
George S. Patton (Quoted in I Remember General Patton's Principles, 1984)
Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader.
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 (War As I Knew It, 1947)
All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.
George S. Patton (War As I Knew It, 1947)
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 (Cavalry Journal, September 1933)
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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George S. Patton Biography

Born: November 11, 1885
Died: December 21, 1945

George Smith Patton was an American general and army officer. He is best known for his leadership as a general during World War II. His eccentric character and frankness has also made him quite prominent.

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The Patton Papers (1940 - 1945)
War As I Knew It (1947)
The Poems of George S. Patton
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