“A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow.”
General Patton’s philosophies may have made him just as controversial as he was successful on the violent battlefields of World War II. He does have a point, though: Some people do spend ghastly amounts of time planning instead of executing. Perfection-standard thinking may produce wonderfully complex schemes, but perhaps at the cost of losing time-sensitive opportunities.
George S. Patton
General George Smith Patton Jr. was a senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Wikipedia
Born: November 11, 1885, San Gabriel, California, United States
Died: December 21, 1945, Heidelberg, Germany
Height: 1.87 m
Buried: Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial, Hamm, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.
- A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week.
- The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.