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George S. Patton Quotes

George S. Patton Quote: There is no proof nor yet any denial.
    We were,
    We are, and 
    We will be.
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There is no proof nor yet any denial.
We were,
We are, and
We will be.
George S. Patton (Letter to his mother, 1917)
So forever in the future,
Shall I battle as of yore,
Dying to be born a fighter,
But to die again, once more.
George S. Patton (Through A Glass, Darkly, 1918)
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 (Speech to the Third Army, 1943)
Through the travail of the ages,
Midst the pomp and toil of war,
Have I fought and strove and perished
Countless times upon this star.
George S. Patton (Through A Glass, Darkly, 1918)
A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it.
George S. Patton
So let us do real fighting, boring in and gouging, biting.
Let's take a chance now that we have the ball.
Let's forget those fine firm bases in the dreary shell raked spaces,
Let's shoot the works and win! Yes win it all.
George S. Patton (The Patton Papers, 1940 - 1945)
So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me.
George S. Patton (Through A Glass, Darkly, 1918)
Every man is scared in his first battle. If he says he's not, he's a liar. Some men are cowards but they fight the same as the brave men or they get the hell slammed out of them watching men fight who are just as scared as they are. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared.
George S. Patton (Speech to the Third Army, 1943)
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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.

Notable Works

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