Re: G. Patton quote
Don Newcomb (newcomb@NAVO.NAVY.MIL)
Wed, 20 May 1992 09:41:50 CDT
D Wayne Hollar <HOLLAR@UNC.BITNET> said:
>Donald Newcomb <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
>> 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.
Oh my Gawd! I have misquoted Gen. Patton. Well, mis-copied the quote.
For anyone who has Patton's book, _War As I Knew It_, the quote is
supposed to come from page #357. I guess I will just have to kill
myself. "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I ...." ;-)
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