Favorite Patton Quote?


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unclmnky
October 9, 2010, 05:34 PM
Favorite Patton quote. We will do this for a day and see which quote win.

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tpaw
October 9, 2010, 06:13 PM
He was a great general, but what does Patton quotes have to do with firearms?

Kleanbore
October 9, 2010, 06:18 PM
He was a great general, but what does Patton quotes have to do with firearms?Some do. There's one about the greatness of the Garand, and there's my favorite: "They're ivory. Only a ....".

Tim the student
October 9, 2010, 06:36 PM
So, how many quotes about guns do you think we will see here? There can't be too many.

Mike OTDP
October 9, 2010, 07:53 PM
Since you ask, tpaw, I'll offer some advice he gave to his nephew, Special Agent Fred Ayer.

"If you want to scare someone, use an automatic. If you want to kill them, use a revolver."

Coolbreeze8804
October 9, 2010, 08:02 PM
This is close...

"I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me."

— General George S. Patton .

(The USA supplied the equipment (guns) which allowed three full divisions of French citizens during WW II to fight in France.)

oh yea! He also said:

"I will shoot any one of you who ever had his picture taken with a smile on his face! "

(I have no context for the second quote though..)

Big Bill
October 9, 2010, 08:44 PM
Here's mine: “God of our fathers, who by land and sea have ever lead us to victory, please continue your inspiring guidance in this the greatest of all conflicts. Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of self-preservation, which besets all of us in battle, shall not blind me to my duty to my own manhood, to the glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my fellow soldiers. Grant to our armed forces that disciplined valor and mutual confidence which insures success in war. Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived. If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor in a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I shall leave behind. Give us the victory, Lord.” General George S. Patton

Sky
October 9, 2010, 08:46 PM
Your job is not to die for your country but to make those other SOBs die for theirs!

Not sure 100% he said that but it does sound like him.

DoubleTapDrew
October 9, 2010, 09:09 PM
His entire speech to the third army in 1944 was outstanding. There is a uncut transcript of it here about 2/3 of the way down the page, I won't post it because Art's Grammaw would not approve:
http://pattonhq.com/speech.html

Here's one of my favorite paragraphs cleaned up a little:
"I don't want to get any messages saying, "I am holding my position." We are not holding a G******** thing. Let the Germans do that. We are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything, except the enemy's b****. We are going to twist his b**** and kick the living s*** out of him all of the time. Our basic plan of operation is to advance and to keep on advancing regardless of whether we have to go over, under, or through the enemy. We are going to go through him like c*** through a goose; like s*** through a tin horn!"

highorder
October 9, 2010, 09:12 PM
I like this one.

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

MMCSRET
October 9, 2010, 09:19 PM
We are not going to just kill the Bast****, were going to cut out their living guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. Unquote!!!!!!!!!

1911Gunslinger
October 9, 2010, 09:25 PM
"You're never beaten until you admit it."
:cool:

Sam1911
October 9, 2010, 09:33 PM
Few posts in this thread about guns, and several which -- by the standards we hold here -- should result in infractions issued to members for posting expletives.

Any profanity posted here -- even if you "bleep" it out with asterisks or *$#^ characters earns you a "straighten-up" chat with a Mod.

So, rather than issue infractions and/or hope that this turns gun-related -- CLOSED.

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