George S. Patton Quotes

This plan is subject to change without notice as all plans are.

Patton distrusted planners although he required his staff to create endless plans for almost every possible contingency. His difficulty with “ planners” was that would change modify or replace a plan the instant conditions on the ground did not follow the assumptions of the plan.

George S. Patton, 1885-1945, U.S. Army General, Letter to General Middleton, January 1, 1945

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George S. Patton
George S. Patton
  • Born: November 11, 1885
  • Died: December 21, 1945
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Soldier

George Smith Patton Jr. was a General of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.

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