George S. Patton
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"George Smith Patton, Jr." was a United States Army General (United States)/general, best known for his flamboyant character and his command of the Seventh United States Army, and later the Third United States Army, in the European theatre of World War II/European Theater of World War II.

Born in 1885 to a privileged family with an extensive military background, Patton attended the Virginia Military Institute, and later the United States Military Academy/U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He participated in the Modern pentathlon at the 1912 Summer Olympics/1912 Olympic Modern Pentathlon, and was instrumental in designing the Model 1913 Cavalry Saber/M1913 "Patton Saber". Patton first saw combat during the Pancho Villa Expedition in 1916, taking part in America's first military action using motor vehicles. He later joined the newly formed United States Tank Corps of the American Expeditionary Forces and saw action in World War I, first commanding the U.S. tank school in France before being wounded near the end of the war. In the interwar period, Patton remained a central figure in the development of armored warfare doctrine in the U.S. Army, serving in numerous staff positions throughout the country. Rising through the ranks, he commanded the U.S. 2nd Armored Division at the time of the U.S. entry into World War II.

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

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

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

If a man does his best, what more is there to ask for?

Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.

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

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

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

If man does his best what else is there?