RWN’s Favorite George S. Patton Quotes


“Tin soldier politicians in Washington have allowed us to kick the Hell out of one b*stard and at the same time forced us to help establish a second one as evil or more evil than the first…This time we’ll need almighty God’s constant help if we’re to live in the same world with Stalin and his murdering cutthroats.” — George S. Patton

“You just wait and see. The lily-livered b*stards in Washington will demobilize. They’ll say they’ve made the world safe for democracy again. The Russians are not such d*mned fools. They’ll rebuild; and with modern weapons.” — George S. Patton

“Do your d*mnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.” — 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

‘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

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” — George S. Patton

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

“Better to fight for something than live for nothing.” — George S. Patton

“A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.” — George S. Patton

“We have got by due to persistance and on the ability to make plans fit circumstances. The other armies try to make circumstances fit plans.” — George S. Patton

“Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” — George S. Patton

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but by how high he bounces when he hits bottom.” — George S. Patton

“Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.” — George S. Patton

“Men, you are the first Negro tankers ever to fight in the American army. I would never have asked for you if you weren’t good. I have nothing but the best in my army. I don’t care what color you are, so long as you go up there and kill those Kraut sonsab*tches!” — George S. Patton

(After being told by Omar Bradley that the Russians were going to be allowed to occupy Prague in order to avoid “complications”) “For God’s sake Brad, it seems to me that a great nation like America should let others worry about the complications.” — George S. Patton

“Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war.” — George S. Patton

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” — George S. Patton

“Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of man.” — George S. Patton

“Magnificent! Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance. God help me, I do love it so!” — George S. Patton

“No b*stard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb b*stard die for his country”. — George S. Patton

“To conquer, we must destroy our enemies. We must not only die gallantly; we must kill devastatingly. The faster and more effectively you kill, the longer you will live to enjoy the priceless fame of conquerors.” — George S. Patton

“An Army is a team. It lives, sleeps, eats, and fights as a team. This individual heroic stuff is pure horse sh*t. The bilious bastards who write that kind of stuff for the Saturday Evening Post don’t know any more about real fighting under fire than they know about f*cking!” — George S. Patton

“Godd*mnit, I’m not running for the Shah of Persia. There are no practice games in life. It’s eat or be eaten, kill or be killed. I want my bunch to be in there first, to be the ‘fustest with the mostest’. They won’t do it if I ask them nicely.” — George S. Patton

“I’m proud to fight here beside you. Now let’s cut the guts out of those Krauts and get the Hell to Berlin.” — George S. Patton

“We are going to kill German b*stards. I would prefer to skin them alive, but gentlemen, I fear some of our people at home would accuse me of being too rough.” — George S. Patton

“Many of you have in your veins Geman and Italian blood. But remember that these ancestors of yours so loved freedom that they gave up home and country to cross the ocean in search of liberty. The ancestors of the people we shall kill lacked the courage to make such a sacrifice and remained slaves.” — George S. Patton

“I don’t want to get any messages saying that, “We are holding out position.” We’re not holding anything! Let the Hun do that. We are advancing constantly and we’re not interested in holding on to anything except the enemy. We’re going to hold on to him by the nose and we’re going to kick him in the *ss; we’re going to go through him like crap through a goose.” — George S. Patton

“We’ll win this war, but we’ll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we’ve got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We’re not going to just shoot the sons-of-b*tches, we’re going to rip out their living Godd*mned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We’re going to murder those lousy Hun c*cksuckers by the bushel-f*cking-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You’ve got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it’s the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you’ll know what to do!” — George S. Patton

“Sure, we want to go home. We want this war over with. The quickest way to get it over with is to go get the b*stards who started it. The quicker they are whipped, the quicker we can go home. The shortest way home is through Berlin and Tokyo. And when we get to Berlin, I am personally going to shoot that paper hanging son-of-a-b*tch Hitler just like I’d shoot a snake”. — George S. Patton

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