The best quotes from General George Patton

George Smith Patton Jr. is remembered as one of the most talented generals of World War II. He became famous for his brilliant command during the invasion of Sicily and the German offensive in the Ardennes, where his American 3rd Army brutally repulsed the German attack. In addition to his wartime achievements, his charismatic statements, which motivated his soldiers to fight, are often remembered today.

A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.
Quote: Charles M. Province, The unknown Patton, Hippocrene Books, 1983, s. 165.
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“There is only one tactical principle which is not subject to change. It is: „To so use the means at hand to inflict the maximum amount of wounds, death, and destruction on the enemy in the minimum time.”
Quote: G.S. Patton, P.D. Harkins War as I knew it
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“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.”
Quote: The Patton speech, Tim Ripley
Photo: U.S. National Archives via Wikimedia Commons
” Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of the men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.”
Quote: Robert Debs Heinl, Dictionary of military and naval quotations
“The enemy’s rear is the happy hunting ground for armor. Use every means to get it there.”
Quote: G.S. Patton, P.D. Harkins War as I knew it
Photo: U.S. Army via Wikimedia Commons
“I am a soldier. I fight wherever I’m told to go, and wherever I fight, I win.”
Quote: A.S.O.R.L., S.I.L.-Gare, C.E.B.A., Comité luxembourgeois de la Voie de la liberté
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“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”
Quote: Ladislas Farago, Patton: Ordeal and Triumph
Photo: US Army Pfc. Sidney Gutelewitz via Wikimedia Commons
” May God have mercy upon my enemies; they will need it.
Quote: G.S. Patton, Paul Donal Harkins, War as I knew it
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