World War Ii and General George Patton

Topics: George S. Patton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, World War II Pages: 37 (10459 words) Published: June 23, 2011
In bygone days, commanders were taught that when in doubt, they should march their troops towards the sound of gunfire. I intend to march my troops towards the sound of gunfire.[->0]” Joseph Grimond quotes[->1]

Dwight Eisenhower
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. George Patton
Live for something rather than die for nothing.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Neither a wise nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. 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
No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
Colin Powell
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The best morale exists when you never hear the word mentioned. When you hear it it's usually lousy.

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog" General Dwight D. Eisenhower[->2]
"If men make war in slavish obedience to rules, they will fail." General Ulysses S. Grant[->3]
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson[->4]

"The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts." General Omar N. Bradley[->5]

"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today." John F. Kennedy[->6]

"Some of you young men think that war is all glamour and glory, but let me tell you, boys, it is all hell!"
General William T. Sherman[->7]
“I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat…You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea, and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word. It is victory. Victory at all costs - Victory in spite of all terrors - Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival." Winston Churchill[->8]

"It is my earnest hope - indeed the hope of all mankind - that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice." General Douglas Macarthur[->9]

Fortune Favors the Bold: Attack, Attack, and Attack Once More "Fortune favors the brave."
- Terence
"It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it."
- General Douglas MacArthur
"Audacity, audacity, always audacity."
(English translation of the French Proverb)
- General George Patton Jr's Favorite Saying
"Don't say it's impossible! Turn your command over to the next officer. If he can't do it, I'll find someone who can, even if I have to take him from the ranks!" - General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

"Hard pressed on my right; my left is in retreat. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I am attacking. Attaquez!" - General Ferdinand Foch (to General Joffre during Battle of the Marne) "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belong to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again. Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly....
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