George S Patton Quotes & Wallpapers

George S Patton
Total Quotes: 272

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S Patton

When we land against the enemy, don't forget to hit him and hit him hard. When we meet the enemy we will kill him. We will show him no mercy. George S Patton

We entered a synagogue which was packed with the greatest stinking bunch of humanity I have ever seen. Either these Displaced Persons never had any sense of decency or else they lost it all during their period of internment by the Germans.... My personal opinion is that no people could have sunk to the level of degradation these have reached in the short space of four years. George S Patton

If I win I can't be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead. George S Patton

You just wait and see. The lily-livered b*stards in Washington will demobilize. They'll say they've made the world safe for democracy again. The Russians are not such d*mned fools. They'll rebuild; and with modern weapons. George S Patton

To conquer, we must destroy our enemies. We must not only die gallantly; we must kill devastatingly. The faster and more effectively you kill, the longer you will live to enjoy the priceless fame of conquerors. George S Patton

Men, this stuff that some sources sling around about America wanting out of this war, not wanting to fight, is a crock of bullshit. Americans love to fight, traditionally. George S Patton

Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards who started it. George S Patton

Don't fall victim to what I call the ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome. You must be willing to fire. George S Patton

I do' fear failure. I only fear the slowing up of the engine inside of me which is saying, "Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you? George S Patton

When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions. George S Patton

There are four hundred neatly marked graves somewhere in Sicily. All because one man went to sleep on the job. But they are German graves, because we caught the bastard asleep before they did. George S Patton

You shouldn't underestimate an enemy, but it is just as fatal to overestimate him. George S Patton

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's 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! George S Patton

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

...It is a proud privilege to be a soldier - a good soldier ... [with] discipline, self-respect, pride in his unit and his country, a high sense of duty and obligation to comrades and to his superiors, and a self confidence born of demonstrated ability. George S Patton

I learned very early in my life never to take counsel in my fears. George S Patton

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. George S Patton

The only way you get on in this profession is to have the reputation of doing what you are told as thoroughly as possible. George S Patton

My men don't surrender. I don't want to hear of any soldier under my command being captured unless he has been hit. Even if you are hit, you can still fight back. George S Patton

You must do your damdest and win. George S Patton

If you can't get them to salute when they should salute and wear the clothes you tell them to wear, how are you going to get them to die for their country? George S Patton

War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula George S Patton

Close the playand keep the store open nights. George S Patton

Never in history has the navy landed an army at the planned time and place. But if you land us anywhere within 50 miles of Fedela and within 1 week of D-Day. I'll go ahead and win. George S Patton

When everyone agrees, someone is not thinking. George S Patton

If we aren't victorious, let no man come back alive! George S Patton

Fear kills more people than death. George S Patton

It is absurd to believe that soldiers who cannot be made to wear the proper uniform can be induced to move forward in battle. Officers who fail to perform their duty by correcting small violations and in enforcing proper conduct are incapable of leading. George S Patton

Discipline can only be obtained when all the officers are imbued with the sense of their awful obligation to their men and to their country that they cannot tolerate negligence. Officers who fail to correct errors or to praise excellence are valueless in peace and dangerous misfits in war. George S Patton

Unless you do your best, the day will come when, tired and hungry, you will halt just short of the goal you were ordered to reach, and by halting you will make useless the efforts and deaths of thousands. George S Patton

Politicians are the lowest form of life on earth. Liberal Democrats are the lowest form of politicians. George S Patton

All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. George S Patton

For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeteers, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting. George S Patton

When there is fear of failure, there will be failure. George S Patton

Success in war depends upon the golden rule of war. George S Patton

You fight like you train. George S Patton

I don't know what you think you're trying to do, but the krauts ought to pin a medal on you for helping them mess up discipline for us. George S Patton

I have sinned and I have suffered, Played the hero and the knave; Fought for belly, shame, or country, And for each have found a grave. I cannot name my battles For the visions are not clear, Yet, I see the twisted faces And I feel the rending spear. George S Patton

An Army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is pure horse shit. The bilious bastards who write that kind of stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don't know any more about real fighting under fire than they know about fucking! George S Patton

All of the real heroes are not storybook combat fighters, either. Every single man in this Army plays a vital role. Don't ever let up. Don't ever think that your job is unimportant. Every man has a job to do and he must do it. Every man is a vital link in the great chain. George S Patton

In landing operations, retreat is impossible, to surrender is as ignoble as it is foolish. above all else remember that we as attackers have the initiative, we know exactly what we are going to do, while the enemy is ignorant of our intentions and can only parry our blows. We must retain this tremendous advantage by always attacking rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, and without rest. George S Patton

The soldier is the army. George S Patton

Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. not tired. When you were younger the mind could make you dance all night, and the body was never tired.... George S Patton

No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair. George S Patton

Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition. George S Patton

Pressure makes diamonds 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

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. George S 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 S Patton

There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline. George S Patton

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. George S Patton

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. George S Patton

When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can't run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn't fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. ... As for the types of comments I make, sometimes I just, By God, get carried away with my own eloquence. George S Patton

There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is to use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wound, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum amount of time. George S Patton

To me it seems certain that the fatalistic teachings of Muhammad and the utter degradation of women is the outstanding cause for the arrested development of the Arab. He is exactly as he was around the year 700, while we have kept on developing. George S Patton

Infantry must move forward to close with the enemy. It must shoot in order to move.... To halt under fire is folly. To halt under fire and not fire back is suicide. Officers must set the example George S Patton

I always believe in being prepared, even when I'm dressed in white tie and tails. George S Patton

I have studied the enemy all my life. I have read the memoirs of his generals and his leaders. I have even read his philosophers and listened to his music. I have studied in detail the account of every damned one of his battles. I know exactly how he will react under any given set of circumstances. And he hasn't the slightest idea of what I'm going to do. So when the time comes, I'm going to whip the hell out of him. George S Patton

Coward: someone who in a bad situation thinks with his feet George S Patton

Why is it that all battles are fought in the middle of the night, in downpouring rain, and at the corners of four different maps? George S Patton

Officers must be made to care for their men. That is the sole duty of all officers. George S Patton

Let us not mourn that such men died, but rejoice that such men lived. George S Patton

If a man has done his best, what else is there? George S Patton

A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week. George S Patton

Take calculated risks. This is quite different from being rash. George S Patton

The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one's country George S Patton

Say what you mean and mean what you say. George S Patton

I do not have to tell you who won the war. You know, the artillery did. George S Patton

Remember praise is more valuable than blame. George S Patton

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