George S. Patton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old george s. patton quotes, george s. patton sayings, and george s. patton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.

George S. Patton

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn t thinking.

George S. Patton

Don't fight a battle if you don't gain anything by winning.

George S. Patton

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

George S. Patton

The duties of an officer are the safety, honor, and welfare of your country first; the honor, welfare, and comfort of the men in your command second; and the officer's own ease, comfort, and safety last.

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

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.     

George S. Patton

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

George S. Patton

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.     

George S. Patton

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

George S. Patton

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.      

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

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

George S. Patton

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

George S. Patton

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.

George S. Patton

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.     

George S. Patton

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

George S. Patton

One does not plan and then try to make circumstances fit the plans. One tries to make plans fit the circumstances.     

George S. Patton

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

George S. Patton

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.     

George S. Patton

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

George S. Patton

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.

George S. Patton

The highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is bearing arms.     

George S. Patton

A civil servant is sometimes like a broken cannon - it won't work and you can't fire it.     

George S. Patton

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.     

George S. Patton

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

George S. Patton

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