- Name: George S. Patton
- Born: 11/11/1885
- Died: 12/21/1945 (60 years old)
George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a general of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.
Birth Name: George Smith Patton Jr.
Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Complete list of decorations
Alias: “Bandito”, “Old Blood and Guts”
Birth Place: San Gabriel, California, U.S.
Death Place: Heidelberg, Allied-occupied Germany
George S. Patton quotes :
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.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.George S. Patton
If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened.George S. Patton
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.George S. Patton
The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That's the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!George S. Patton
If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results.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.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