1885-1945, American Army General during World War II
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
George S. Patton – [Planning]

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

A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
George S. Patton – [Blood]

Accept the challenges, so you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton – [Challenges]

Always do more than is required of you.
George S. Patton – [Service]

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

Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
George S. Patton – [Leaders and Leadership]

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 S. Patton – [Mistakes]

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 – [Failure]

If a man has done his best, what else is there?
George S. Patton – [Effort]

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.
George S. Patton – [Thoughts and Thinking]

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.
George S. Patton – [Fear]

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

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton – [Order]

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
George S. Patton – [Success]

Take calculated risks. This is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton – [Risk]

The most vital quality a soldier can possess is self-confidence.
George S. Patton – [Self-confidence]

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to your fear.
George S. Patton – [Fear]

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.
George S. Patton – [Will and Will Power]

We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
George S. Patton – [Leaders and Leadership]

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