Quote Of The Day — December 12, 2014

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

 

General George S. Patton (11 November 1885 – 21 December 1945)  Speech at the Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts (7 June 1945), quoted in Patton: Ordeal and Triumph (1970) by Ladislas Farago

 

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8 Responses to Quote Of The Day — December 12, 2014

  1. captbogus2 says:

    Which makes me wonder why so many books have been written about Lee but few about Patton.

    • Grouchy says:

      Patton knew too much, and had an ability to lead that made other leaders green with envy and jealousy. Many books by Generals were written after their service, and therefore came their renown. Patton was killed too soon for much of that to happen for him.
      Leastaways, that’s how I see it.

  2. Clyde says:

    Good one, GF. Patton was a damn good leader who had NO problem with offending the left. Can you IMAGINE how he would be pilloried by TODAY’S asshatish media, and leftists in general ?

    • Grouchy says:

      And that saying nothing about the wimps in the Joint Chiefs of Staff~! He’d tear them apart like an enraged pit bull in a rag doll shop~!
      Thanks, Clyde.
      We need more Pattons and MacArthurs, and fewer Dempseys!

  3. CW says:

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

    Let’s do both!

    Good quote, Grouchy.

    • Grouchy says:

      I’m in full agreement, CW. The saddest part is, that so many of our wartime dead hadn’t even begun to shave yet. NOR reached the established voting age of the time.
      And yet, for eternity, “They lay in Flanders Fields”.

      Yes, INDEED~! Let’s do both~!

  4. Is it not so, that the survivors pay their respect for those that had lost their lives, fighting beside them. In the war that was meant to end all wars.

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