Re: G. Patton quote
D Wayne Hollar (HOLLAR@UNC.BITNET)
Tue, 19 May 1992 19:06:00 EST
> Chris Haggerty ,<CHAGGERTY@ARIZMIS.BITNET> said:
> >As Patton once said (sorry, I do not have the exact quote,
> >but here goes what I remember) "Don't tell the American People how to do
> >something, just tell them what you need done, and let them surprise you
> >with their ingenuity."
> > (Knowing this list, I am sure someone will pop on with the exact quote.)
> I would not want to let Chris down so here it is:
> "Never tell people how to do things. Tell
> them what to do and they surprise you
> with their ingenuity."
> Gen George S. Patton, _War As I Knew It_ (1947)
Correction, please sir. The quote is (according to my _Contrails_ and
required 4th Class knowledge at the Air Force Academy 10 years ago),
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell the what to do and they WILL
surprise you with their ingenuity." General George S. Patton, Jr.,
War as I Knew It.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City