"A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week."
"A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood."
"You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals."
"If a man does his best what else is there?"
"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."
"I dont measure a mans success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."
"Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets."
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."
"Americans play to win at all times. I wouldnt give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. Thats why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war."
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
"Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle."
"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."
"The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."
"Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable."
"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."
"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."
"There is a time to take counsel of your fears and there is a time to never listen to any fear."
"If you tell people where to go but not how to get there youll be amazed at the results."
"Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time."
"If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isnt thinking."
"The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. Thats the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision turn off all your fears and go ahead!"
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
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George S. Patton
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