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Favorite Patton Quote?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by unclmnky, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. unclmnky

    unclmnky Member

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    Favorite Patton quote. We will do this for a day and see which quote win.
     
  2. tpaw

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    He was a great general, but what does Patton quotes have to do with firearms?
     
  3. Kleanbore

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    Some do. There's one about the greatness of the Garand, and there's my favorite: "They're ivory. Only a ....".
     
  4. Tim the student

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    So, how many quotes about guns do you think we will see here? There can't be too many.
     
  5. Mike OTDP

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    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."
     
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    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..)
     
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  7. Big Bill

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    Here's mine:
     
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    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.
     
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    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:
     
  10. highorder

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    I like this one.

     
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    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!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. 1911Gunslinger

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    "You're never beaten until you admit it."
    :cool:
     
  13. Sam1911

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    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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