1. “There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.” ― GEN. WILLIAM THORNSON

2. “In the simple moral maxim the Marine Corps teaches to do the right thing, for the right reason. No exception exists that says: unless there’s criticism or risk. Damn the consequences.” ― JOSH RUSHING

3. “If our country continues to provide us with great young Marines like that, we can go anywhere and do anything that this nation asks.” ― COMMANDANT JAMES CONWAY

4. “Your soul may belong to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the marines.” ― EUGENE B. SLEDGE

5. “Don’t you forget that you’re First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!” ― COL. LEWIS B. “CHESTY” PULLER

6. “Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They’re aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They’ve got really short hair and they always go for the throat.” ― RADM. JAY R. STARK

7. “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” ― GEORGE ORWELL



8. “The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand.” ― RICHARD HARDING DAVIS

9. “For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.” ― GEN. CHARLES C. KRULAK

10. “If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me.”― USMC

11. “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The Soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country” ― GEORGE S. PATTON JR.

12. “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”― RONALD REAGAN

13. “America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for.”― SARAH PALIN

14. “They’re on our right, they’re on our left, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us; they can’t get away from us this time.” ― CHESTY PULLER



15. “I’ve had people tell me to get over it. I politely tell them, ‘How about if I chop off your finger and see if it grows back?” ― JIM SHEELER

16. “I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world.” ― WINSTON CHURCHILL

17. “As a civilian, I know nothing about combat, the Marine Corps experience or modern man’s struggle adjusting to peace after war. I only know what’s been shared with me; confidences I would never betray, nor use as details in a novel.” ― TIFFANY MADISON

18. “The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.” ― GENERAL COLIN POWELL

19. “It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it.” ― GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE

20. “My experience as a Marine was a very positive thing. As an enlisted man, I learned real self-discipline. It has been immensely important to me in my business career.” ― J. RICHARD MUNRO

21. “Who you are on a daily basis is who you are when you compete. If you want to be a champion, you have to have the mindset of a champion every day.” ― JERRY IGNALLS



22. “The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next five hundred years.” ― JAMES FORRESTAL

23. “The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.” ― GEN. JOHN “BLACK JACK” PERSHING

24. “I come in peace, I didn’t bring artillery. But I am pleading with you with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.” ― MARINE GENERAL JAMES MATTIS

25. “Leaders must be seen to be up front, up to date, up to their job and up early in the morning.” ― MARCUS SIEFF

26. “Success is peace of mind that is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” ― JOHN WOODEN

27. “Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.” ― R LEE ERMEY

28. “For the Marine Corps there is no peace.” ― SERGEANT EDWIN N. DEMBY



29. “A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors.” ― FIELD MARSHAL MONTGOMER

30. “We signed up knowing the risk. Those innocent people in New York didn’t go to work thinking there was any kind of risk.” ― PVT. MIKE ARMENDARIZ-CLARK

31. “They had to make a lot of decisions in those six seconds and one of them was to die. They wouldn’t have stood there and done what they did unless they were Marines right down to their DNA.” ― MAJOR GENERAL JOHN KELLY

32. “When you become a leader you give up the right to think about yourself.” ― GERALD BROOKS

33. “If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war.” ― DOUGLAS MCARTHUR

34. “The most important thing I learned is that soldiers watch what their leaders do. You can give them classes and lecture them forever, but it is your personal example they will follow.” ― GENERAL COLIN POWELL

35. “It is courage, courage, courage, that raises the blood of life to crimson splendor. Live bravely and present a brave front to adversity.” ― HORACE



36. “Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.” ― WILLIAM MANCHESTER

37.“A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors.” ― FIELD MARSHAL BERNARD MONTGOMERY

38. “Look, many of us here are regular marines… I will die as a marine because that is my dream.” ― JERRY JONES

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