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General George S. Patton, Jr. Quotes 1-6 out of 6
   
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what you want them to achieve, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
It is certain that the two World Wars in which I have participated would not have occurred had we been prepared. It is my belief that adequate preparation on our part would have prevented or materially shortened all our other wars beginning with that of 1812. Yet, after each of our wars, there has always been a great hue and cry to the effect that there will be no more wars, that disarmament is the sure road to health, happiness, and peace; and that by removing the fire department, we will remove fires. These ideas spring from wishful thinking and from the erroneous belief that wars result from logical processes. There is no logic in wars. They are produced by madmen. No man can say when future madmen will reappear. I do not say that there will be no more wars; I devoutly hope that there will not, but I do say that the chances of avoiding future wars will be greatly enhanced if we are ready.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
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