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"Freedom has a taste, and for those who have fought for it, the taste is so sweet the protected will never know ..." ~ General George S. Patton

General George S. Patton, did not author this quote, nor did it apply to any who have fought!

It applied to me, a veteran of two wars!

The actual quote:

"For those that will fight for it...FREEDOM...has a flavor the protected shall never know"

L/Cpl Edwin L. "Tim" Craft

1968 Khe Sanh Combat Base

Mr. Craft, did however appear in the movie "Patton" as one of the cast of thousands in 1969, and he was assigned to an Anti Tank Battalion, during periods of heavy combat, in real life.

The Above Answer is Wrong.

The actual full quote is as follows:

"You've never lived until you've almost died. For those who have fought for it, life has a flavor the protected shall never know"

It was written by French author Henri René Albert Guy de Maupassant (05 August 1850 -- 06 July 1893). Guy de Maupassant died when Patton was 8 years old.

Patton may have rewritten the line, but it certainly did not originate with him.


I have references to back up this edit, but Answers dot com won't allow links in posts. Doing a search of the quote and the author I cited will verify what I've written.

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