93 Best George Patton Quotes on Leadership (Life)

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Best Patton Quotes on Leadership

It is only by doing things others have not that one can advance. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

It is only by doing things others have not that one can advance. George Patton

Lack of orders is no excuse for inaction. Anything done vigorously is better than nothing done tardily.Pin

Lack of orders is no excuse for inaction. Anything done vigorously is better than nothing done tardily. George Patton

Do not try to make circumstances fit your plans. Make plans that fit the circumstances. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Do not try to make circumstances fit your plans. Make plans that fit the circumstances. George Patton

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.Pin

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

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

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

I give the orders. If you succeed you get all the honors. If there is a failure I take all the blame.Pin

I give the orders. If you succeed you get all the honors. If there is a failure I take all the blame. George Patton

There is no approved solution to any tactical situation. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

There is no approved solution to any tactical situation. George Patton

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

Do your duty as you see it, and damn the consequences. George Patton

The thing you must do is win. Don't worry about how many people are against you or how many obstacles there are. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

The thing you must do is win. Don’t worry about how many people are against you, or how many obstacles there are. George Patton

Success demands a high level of logistical and organizational competence.Pin

Success demands a high level of logistical and organizational competence. George Patton

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Do your damnedest in an ostentatious manner all the time. George Patton

Success demands a level of tenacity that refuses to accept defeat as the final outcome.Pin

Success demands a level of tenacity that refuses to accept defeat as the final outcome. George Patton

The unleavened bread of knowledge will sustain life but it is dull fare unless it is leavened with the yeast of personality. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

The unleavened bread of knowledge will sustain life, but it is dull fare unless it is leavened with the yeast of personality. George Patton

No sane man is unafraid in battle but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage.Pin

No sane man is unafraid in battle, but discipline produces in him a form of vicarious courage. George Patton

It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. George Patton

Human beings are made up of flesh and blood and a miracle fiber called courage.Pin

Human beings are made up of flesh and blood, and a miracle fiber called courage. George Patton

There is no such thing as luck merely opportunity meeting preparedness. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

There is no such thing as luck, merely opportunity meeting preparedness. George Patton

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.Pin

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 Patton

When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision turn off all your fears and go ahead! Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead! George Patton

The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared.Pin

The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. George Patton

All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood. George Patton

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.Pin

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George Patton

I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are the more they are frightened. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

I have never seen a brave man. All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are, the more they are frightened. George Patton

Achievers are resolute in their goals and driven by determination. Discouragement is temporary, obstacles are overcome, and doubt is defeated, yielding to personal victory. You need toPin

Achievers are resolute in their goals and driven by determination. Discouragement is temporary, obstacles are overcome, and doubt is defeated, yielding to personal victory. You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals. Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. George Patton

May God have mercy for my enemies because I wont. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

May God have mercy for my enemies because I won’t. George Patton

Keep going, someone must be on top, why not youPin

Keep going, someone must be on top, why not you? George Patton

Nobody ever defended anything successfully there is only attack and attack and attack some more. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more. George Patton

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.Pin

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

There is a time to take counsel of your fears and there is a time to never listen to any fear. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

There is a time to take counsel of your fears, and there is a time to never listen to any fear. George Patton

Keep directives short. Dont waste with words. Dont tell people how they should do. Tell them what has to be done and they will surprise you with their imagination.Pin

Keep directives short. Don’t waste with words. Don’t tell people how they should do. Tell them what has to be done and they will surprise you with their imagination. George Patton

When a decision has to be made make it. There is no totally right time for anything. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

When a decision has to be made, make it. There is no totally right time for anything. George Patton

Officers must assert themselves by example and by voice.Pin

Officers must assert themselves by example and by voice. George Patton

Always put people first. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Always put people first. George Patton

If a man does his best, what else is therePin

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

If you see a problem tackle it even if it is someone elses responsibility. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

If you see a problem tackle it – even if it is someone else’s responsibility. George Patton

Short Patton Quotes on Leadership

Haste and speed are not synonymous.Pin

Haste and speed are not synonymous. George Patton

Youre never beaten until you admit it. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

You’re never beaten until you admit it. George Patton

A leader must be partly dreamer partly realist.Pin

A leader must be partly dreamer, partly realist. George Patton

A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood. George Patton

An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body.Pin

An active mind cannot exist in an inactive body. George Patton

Pressure makes diamonds. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Pressure makes diamonds. George Patton

A leader should be at the front with his men.Pin

A leader should be at the front with his men. George Patton

Say what you mean and mean what you say. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Say what you mean and mean what you say. George Patton

Do everything you ask of those you command.Pin

Do everything you ask of those you command. George Patton

A leader has to be a teacher. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

A leader has to be a teacher. George Patton

Always do more than is required of you.Pin

Always do more than is required of you. George Patton

Being generous is a quality of leadership. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Being generous is a quality of leadership. George Patton

No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.Pin

No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair. George Patton

A good leader is a generous mentor. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

A good leader is a generous mentor. George Patton

Lead me follow me or get out of my way.Pin

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. George Patton

All glory is fleeting. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

All glory is fleeting. George Patton

You fight like you train.Pin

You fight like you train. George Patton

Effective leadership is inspiration. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Effective leadership is inspiration. George Patton

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.Pin

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer. George Patton

Fame never reaches those who look for it Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Fame never reaches those who look for it George Patton

When there is fear of failure there will be failure.Pin

When there is fear of failure, there will be failure. George Patton

Always advance. Never dig in. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Always advance. Never dig in. George Patton

Victory is only an attitude.Pin

Victory is only an attitude. George Patton

Patton Quotes on Leadership (Inspiring)

Strategy and tactics do not change. The means only of applying them differ. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Strategy and tactics do not change. The means only of applying them differ. George Patton

We always will know more about the enemy than what they know about themselves.Pin

We always will know more about the enemy than what they know about themselves. George Patton

Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Anyone in any walk of life who is content with mediocrity is untrue to himself and to American tradition. George Patton

Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men.Pin

Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men. George Patton

Make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. George Patton

Better to fight for something than live for nothing.Pin

Better to fight for something than live for nothing. George 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. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

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. George Patton

Never give orders sitting if your not sitting on a horse or in a tankPin

Never give orders sitting if your not sitting on a horse or in a tank George Patton

There is only one kind of discipline perfect discipline! Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

There is only one kind of discipline – perfect discipline! George Patton

Never stop being ambitious. You have but one life live it to the fullest of glory and be willing to pay any price.Pin

Never stop being ambitious. You have but one life, live it to the fullest of glory and be willing to pay any price. George Patton

Battles are lost in the brain before they are lost in the battlefield. There can never be a failure if you do not accept it. When there is a fear of failure there can be a failure. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Battles are lost in the brain before they are lost in the battlefield. There can never be a failure if you do not accept it. When there is a fear of failure, there can be a failure. George Patton

It is important to say the right things but it is much more important to do the right things.Pin

It is important to say the right things, but it is much more important to do the right things. George Patton

The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. Thats the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

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! George Patton

The enemy is as ignorant of the situation as we are.Pin

The enemy is as ignorant of the situation as we are. George Patton

Success is never achieved by the size of the goal but by the size of the effort. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Success is never achieved by the size of the goal, but by the size of the effort. George Patton

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end.Pin

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. George Patton

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isnt thinking. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

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

Adversity toughens manhood and brings out latent qualities.Pin

Adversity toughens manhood and brings out latent qualities. George Patton

Attack rapidly ruthlessly viciously without rest however tired and hungry you may be the enemy will be more tired more hungry. Keep punching. Patton Quotes on LeadershipPin

Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching. George Patton

I dont measure a mans success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.Pin

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. George Patton

Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy.Pin

Good tactics can save even the worst strategy. Bad tactics will destroy even the best strategy. George Patton

Focus on the goal and make sure that your subordinates also focus on what they are going to do.Pin

Focus on the goal and make sure that your subordinates also focus on what they are going to do. George Patton

Watch what people are cynical about and one can often discover what they lack.Pin

Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack. George Patton

A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances.Pin

A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances. George Patton

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom.Pin

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom. George Patton

You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things.Pin

You cannot be disciplined in great things and undisciplined in small things. George Patton

To be a successful leader you must learn to see the world through the eyes of the people you are leading.Pin

To be a successful leader, you must learn to see the world through the eyes of the people you are leading. George Patton

Do not let the enemy dictate your course of action. Instead dictate theirs.Pin

Do not let the enemy dictate your course of action. Instead, dictate theirs. George Patton

One continues to learn about war by practicing war.Pin

One continues to learn about war by practicing war. George Patton

As long as you attack them they cannot find the time to attack you.Pin

As long as you attack them, they cannot find the time to attack you. George Patton

When in doubt observe and ask questions. When certain observe at length and ask many more questions.Pin

When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions. George Patton

A leader shall lead. Act as you are responsible. Because you arePin

A leader shall lead. Act as you are responsible. Because you are… George Patton

You must be single minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided.Pin

You must be single minded. Drive for the one thing on which you have decided. George Patton

The highest form of leadership is the ability to shape a person's character and help them reach their potential.Pin

The highest form of leadership is the ability to shape a person’s character and help them reach their potential. George Patton

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.Pin

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

By perseverance and study and eternal desire anyone can become great.Pin

By perseverance, and study, and eternal desire, anyone can become great. George Patton

The Leadership Style of General Patton

General George S. Patton Jr. is renowned for his distinctive leadership style, which played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of World War II. His approach to leadership was characterized by a unique blend of charisma, discipline, and motivational techniques that inspired his troops to achieve remarkable feats on the battlefield.

One of the defining aspects of Patton’s leadership style was his undeniable charisma. He possessed a magnetic personality that captivated those around him, instilling confidence and determination in his soldiers. Patton’s commanding presence and impassioned speeches were instrumental in boosting morale and fostering a sense of unity among his troops, even in the face of adversity. His ability to inspire loyalty and devotion among his men earned him the nickname “Old Blood and Guts,” reflecting both his ferocity in battle and the deep respect his soldiers held for him.

In addition to his charisma, Patton was known for his unwavering discipline and high standards. He demanded nothing less than excellence from his troops, instilling in them a sense of pride and professionalism. Patton’s strict adherence to military protocol and insistence on rigorous training prepared his soldiers for the challenges they would face on the battlefield. His emphasis on discipline created a cohesive and efficient fighting force capable of executing complex maneuvers with precision and speed.

Furthermore, Patton was a master motivator who understood the importance of morale in warfare. He employed a variety of techniques to inspire and energize his troops, including leading by example, recognizing individual achievements, and maintaining a positive outlook even in the darkest of times. Patton’s unwavering confidence in the ultimate success of their mission served as a source of inspiration for his soldiers, encouraging them to push beyond their limits and achieve victory against seemingly insurmountable odds.

Perhaps most importantly, Patton possessed a keen strategic mind and an innate understanding of the psychological aspects of warfare. He recognized the importance of psychological warfare in breaking the enemy’s will to fight and exploited this knowledge to his advantage. Patton’s audacious tactics and aggressive maneuvers often caught his adversaries off guard, allowing him to achieve decisive victories on the battlefield.

In conclusion, General George S. Patton Jr.’s leadership style was characterized by his charisma, discipline, and motivational techniques. His ability to inspire loyalty, demand excellence, and maintain morale were instrumental in rallying his troops to achieve remarkable feats on the battlefield. Through his leadership, Patton not only secured victory for his country but also left behind a legacy of courage, determination, and unparalleled military leadership.

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