Zitat des Tages von George S. Patton:
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory.
Battle is an orgy of disorder.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
All very successful commanders are prima donnas and must be so treated.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results.
A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.
A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
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!
Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
Untutored courage is useless in the face of educated bullets.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
Always do everything you ask of those you command.
Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
Americans play to win at all times. I wouldn't give a hoot and hell for a man who lost and laughed. That's why Americans have never lost nor ever lose a war.
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.
Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
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.
Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle.
If a man does his best, what else is there?