40 Total Quotes

George Patton Quotes

George Patton
Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
George Patton
#America

George Patton
It seems to me a certainty that the fatalistic teachings of Mohammed and the utter degradation of the Arab women are the outstanding causes for the arrested development of the Arab. He is exactly as he was around the year 700, while we have been developing.
George Patton
#Certainty

George Patton
Give me an army of West Point graduates and I'll win a battle. Give me a handful of Texas Aggies, and I'll win the war.
George Patton
#Army

George Patton
God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever lead us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me to my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord.
George Patton
#Fathers

George Patton
If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself.
George Patton
#Duty

George Patton
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 Patton
#Destiny

George Patton
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Patton
#Courage #inspirational

George Patton
No poor bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making other bastards die for their country.
George Patton
#Country

George Patton
May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.
George Patton
#Enemies

George Patton
I would rather have a good plan today than a perfect plan two weeks from now.
George Patton
#Action

George Patton
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
George Patton
#Country

George Patton
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George Patton
#People

George Patton
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George Patton
#Failure

George Patton
If man does his best what else is there?
George Patton
#Courage

George Patton
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
George Patton
#Men

George Patton
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 Patton
#Action

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

George Patton
An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.
George Patton
#Body

George Patton
Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.
George Patton
#Man

George Patton
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
George Patton
#Courage #inspirational

George Patton
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
George Patton
#Goals

George Patton
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
George Patton
#People

George Patton
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan next week.
George Patton
#Planning