Random Marine Corps Quotes

“The Marine Corps … took a boy and made him a man.”  –Cpl. Edwin C. Bearss, 1942


"Demonstrate to the world there is 'No Better Friend, No  Worse Enemy' than a U.S. Marine." ~ Gen. James "Chaos" Mattis

"Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the AMERICAN MARINES." - CAPTURED NORTH KOREAN MAJOR

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle." ~ Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. Army - Commander of American Forces in World War I

"I've always been proud of being a Marine. I won't hesitate to defend the Corps." ~ Jonathan Winters, comic and Marine

"I have just returned from visiting the MARINES at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"- GEN. DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, U.S. ARMY

"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" - Captain Henry P. "Jim" Crowe, USMC, Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943

“One hundred and twenty Marines were detailed to officer a force of twenty-six hundred Haitians.” ~ Maj. Smedley D. Butler, Haiti, 1915
“We found a water pipe, tied the flag to it and put it up. Then all hell broke loose below. Troops cheered, ships blew whistles, some men openly wept.”  ~ Cpl. Charles Lindbergh, flag raising on Iwo Jima


"Hell, these are Marines.  Men like them held Guadalcanal and took Iwo Jima. Bagdad ain't shit. ~ Marine Major General John F. Kelly