Wednesday, November 12, 2008

General Patton On Leadership

The greatest gift a general can have is a bad temper.

A bad temper gives you a sort of divine wrath and it is only by the use of a divine wrath that you can drive men beyond their physical ability in order to save their lives.

A man of diffident manner will never inspire confidence. A cold reserve cannot beget enthusiasm.
Leadership is the thing that wins battles. I have it, but I'll be damned if I can define it.

It probably consists of knowing what you want to do, and then doing it and getting mad as hell if anyone tries to get in your way.

Self confidence and leadership are twin brothers.

The most vital quality which a soldier can possess is self confidence; utter, complete, and bumptious. You can have doubts about your good looks, about your intelligence, or about your self control, but to win in war, you must have no doubt about your ability as a soldier.

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