Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
George Smith Patton, Jr. (18851945)
In the space of two days I had evolved two plans, wholly distinct, both of which were equally feasible. The point I am trying to bring out is that one does not plan and then try to make circumstances fit those plans. One tries to make plans fit the circumstances.
General GEORGE S. PATTON, JR., War as I Knew It, p. 116 (1947).