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Team Building Quotes From George S. Patton

Team Building Quotes From George S. Patton

General George S. Patton was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in World War II, but was known for his known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Patton was a colorful character with a hard-driving personality. His success as a commander were at times overshadowed by his controversial public statements. Patton had a philosophy of leading from the front and had the ability to inspire his troop with his speeches. His strong emphasis on rapid and aggressive, offensive, often proved effective.

We have put together a collection of quotes from George S. Patton, which you can use to motivate and build your team.

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.”
– George S. Patton

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
– George S. Patton

Better to fight for something than live for nothing.
– George S. Patton

Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.
– George S. Patton

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
– George S. Patton

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
– George S. Patton

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
– George S. Patton

We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.
– George S. Patton

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
– George S. Patton

If a man does his best, what else is there?
– George S. Patton

Always do everything you ask of those you command.
– George S. Patton

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
– George S. Patton

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.
– 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

There is only one sort of discipline, perfect discipline.
– George S. Patton