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General Patton's principles for life and leadership
by Porter B. Williamson.

Published 1988 by Management and Systems Consultants in Tucson, Ariz., USA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Principle #1 We Can Always Learn From Each Other 1
Principle #2 Always Do Everything You Ask of the Men in Your Command 13
Principle #3 A Commander Will Command 19
Principle #4 Summer Soldier Will Be Transferred Before the Sun Goes Down 28
Principle #5 Keep a Quick Line of Communication 32
Principle #6 Punishment for Mistakes Must be Immediate or A Dead Man Does Not Have Any Ego 36
Principle #7 Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say 45
Principle #8 Any Man Who Thinks He Is Indispensable, Ain't 53
Principle #9 The Mission Is All Important - Think About Standard Rules Later 56
Principle #10 Always Be Alert to the Source of Trouble 60
Principle #11 Select Leaders for Accomplishment and Not for Affection 62
Principle #12 Every Leader Must Have Authority to Match His Responsibility 66
Principle #13 Protect the Troops First! The Wishes of the Superior Officers Are Secondary 74
Principle #14 An Active Mind Cannot Exist in an Inactive Body 78
Principle #15 Make the Mind Control the Body - Never Let the Body Command the Mind 81
Principle #16 Brain Power Comes from the Lungs 78
Principle #17 There Is No Power in a Bushel of Blubber 87
Principle #18 Keep Your Feet Clean and Study the Bible 89
Principle #19 Keep Moving and Pain Will Never Hit You 93
Principle #20 To Gain Strength Always Go Beyond Exhaustion 96
Principle #21 Pride in Self Starts with Pride in Appearance 99
Principle #22 Never Fear Failure 110
Principle #23 Never Take Counsel of Your Fears 113
Principle #24 When at War We Must Kill People 119
Principle #25 Grab'em By the Nose and Kick'em in the Pants 127
Principle #26 Man is The Only War Machine 132
Principle #27 In the Long Run, It is What We Do Not Say That Will Destroy Us 137
Principle #28 Talk With the Troops 144
Principle #29 No One is Thinking if Everyone in Thinking Alike 151
Principle #30 Know What You Know and Know What You Do Not Know 159
Principle #31 Get Up Front! 167
Principle #32 Never Make a Decision Too Early of Too Late 170
Principle #33 Too Much If'n, Perhaps'n and Maybe'n Will Never Win a Battle 173
Principle #34 No Good Decision Was Ever Made In A Swivel Chair 179
Principle #35 The Way To Win Is To Never Lose! 183
Principle #36 Never Let The Enemy Pick The Battle Site 185
Principle #37 Never Fight a Battle When Nothing Can Be Gain By Winning 188
Principle #38 Success Is How You Bounce On The Bottom 191
Principle #39 Always Keep Something In Reserve 200
Principle #40 Revenge Belongs To God 204
Principle #41 Death Can Be More Exciting Than Life 206
Principle #42 Better To Fight For Something In Life Than Than Die For Nothing 214
Principle #43 Fear Kills More People Than Death 221
Principle #44 Never Let Death Catch You In Bed 219
Author's Summary History Will Give Him Tributes Forever 223

Edition Notes

Cover title: Gen. Patton's principles for life and leadership.
Includes index.

Other Titles
Gen. Patton's principles for life and leadership.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
E745.P3 W536 1988

The Physical Object

257 p., [32] p. of plates :
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library
0918356067, 0918356075, 0918356083
LC Control Number
Library Thing

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