George S. Patton Top 10 Quotes


A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.

George S. Patton (War As I Knew It, 1947)


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

George S. Patton


Better to fight for something than live for nothing.

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)


Always do more than is required of you.

George S. Patton (The Patton Papers, 1940 - 1945)


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)


Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

George S. Patton


In case of doubt, push on just a little further and then keep on pushing.

George S. Patton (The Patton Papers, 1940 - 1945)


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


If a man does his best, what else is there?

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.

Notable Works

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

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