George S. Patton

A general in the United States Army.

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5 quotations — 1 Funny, 4 Serious.

  1. Have taken Trier with two divisions.
    What do you want me to do? Give it back?
    [Reply to a message from General Dwight Eisenhower to bypass the German city of Trier because it would take four divisions to capture it.]

  2. It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
    Rather, we should thank God that such men lived.
  3. [Last words:]
    This is a hell of a way to die.
    [After being admitted to the hospital after a car accident while out hunting.]
  4. May God have mercy upon my enemies.
    Because I sure as hell won't.
  5. Never tell people how to do things.
    Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.