General George S. Patton Quotes

Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader.

General George S. Patton

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

General George S. Patton

A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow

General George S. Patton

Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle

General George S. Patton

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

General 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.

General George S. Patton

I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me.

General George S. Patton

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

General George S. Patton

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

General George S. Patton

An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.

General George S. Patton
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