Best general George S. Patton quotes

I’ve always loved reading about General George S. Patton, a passionate, brave, smart commander – who had his flaws just like the rest of us.

My favorite Patton quotes:

  • Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
  • Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
  • Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.
  • Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time.
  • If I win I can’t be stopped! If I lose I shall be dead.
  • Just drive down that road, until you get blown up.

Patton’s favorite saying was a French saying of Frederick the Great: “L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace.” En anglais … “Audacity, audacity, always audacity.”

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