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General George S. Patton has some life advice for you

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you


Few generals have had the lasting impact that Gen. George S. Patton has had.

Patton, who commanded the US’s 7th Army in Europe and the Mediterranean during World War II, is perhaps just as well known for his amazing insight into what makes for excellent and successful leadership.

Showcasing Patton’s most memorable and poignant quotes is author Charles M. Province in “Patton’s One-Minute Messages.”

Here’s a few of our favorites quotes from America’s “Ol’ Blood and Guts.”

“Do everything you ask of those you command.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
Sgt. Maj. Scott T. Pile speaks to 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Marines and sailors embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island parked pierside at Naval Base San Diego Aug. 9. | US Marine Corps

“No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
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“Any man who thinks he’s indispensable, ain’t.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
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“As long as man exists, there will be war.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Marine Corps

“Do more than is required of you.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
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“Take calculated risks.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
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“Do not make excuses, whether it’s your fault or not.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
Drill Instructor Sgt. Jonathan B. Reeves inspects and disciplines recruits with Platoon 1085, Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina. | US Marine Corps

“Fame never yet found a man who waited to be found.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Air Force

“A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Army

“You’re never beaten until you admit it.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
Sgt. William Wickett, 2nd Radio Battalion, performs a rescue drill during the Marine Corps Instructor of Water Survival Course at Marine Corps Base Camp Johnson, N.C., March 5, 2013. | US Marine Corps

“It’s the unconquerable soul of man, and not the nature of the weapon he uses, that ensures victory.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Marines

“Genius comes from the ability to pay attention to the smallest detail.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Marine Corps

“Do your duty as you see it and damn the consequences.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
A US Marine with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Battalion Landing Team, Alpha Company 1/4, throws a training grenade during a live fire and movement grenade training exercise at Arta Range, Djibouti, Feb. 18, 2014. | US Marine Corps

“It’s better to fight for something in life than to die for nothing.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
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“Success is how you bounce on the bottom.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Marines and Sailors competed in the 2015 Commanding General’s Cup Mud Run at Camp Pendleton, California, June 12, 2015. | US Marine Corps

“Know what you know, and know what you don’t know.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Navy

“Never make a decision too early or too late.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Marine Corps

“No one is thinking if everyone is thinking alike.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
US Marine Lance Cpl. Michael Farris, an Artillery Cannoneer assigned to 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, Alpha Battery, carries a round back to his gun to resupply before a fire mission aboard Pohakuloa Training Are, Hawaii, Sept. 5, 2014. | US Marine Corps

“Do not fear failure.”

General George S. Patton has some life advice for you
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Drew Tech

(h/t Patton’s One Minute Messages)

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