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George S. Patton quotes page 2

A real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense of duty to his
country, and his innate manhood.
George S. Patton

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

Always do everything you ask of those you command.
George S. Patton

Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.
George S. Patton

All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are
timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.
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.
George S. Patton

It is only by doing things others have not that one can advance.
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.
George S. Patton

I believe in the old and sound rule that an ounce of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
George S. Patton

Fixed fortifications are a monument to the stupidity of man.
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We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the bastards
who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home.
George S. Patton

War is an art and as such is not susceptible of explanation by fixed formula.
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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.
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Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
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.
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Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage.
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May God have mercy for my enemies because I won't.
George S. Patton

The more I see of Arabs the less I think of them. By having studied them a good deal I have
found out the trouble. They are the mixture of all the bad races on earth, and they get worse
from west to east, because the eastern ones have had more crosses.
George S. Patton

Remember that the enemy is just as frightened as you are, and probably more so. They are
not supermen.
George S. Patton


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