I am going to start my list of Top 10 General Patton quotes by cheating and give you all a freebie:

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.”

The entire world should thank God that George Patton lived. The entire world is better off for it.

We need more people like Patton. The world and our country need more men like him. I have always believed that he was one of those people in world history who was absolutely born for a cause; and he found that cause. He existed in history at the most perfect timing; he was exactly what the world needed at that moment.

While Patton was forged and built for war, his battlefield wisdom is still applicable to all of us today. His colorful language and salty demeanor speak of his honesty and genuineness. We also need more of that these days, as well.

Those of us who have served in the U.S. military will always hold a special place in our hearts for General Patton. And those who have never served will also gain insight and powerful advice from his quotes for whatever life brings.

Here’s another awesome freebie for our civilian brothers in arms, fed up with Corporate America™:

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”