Random Marine Corps Quotes

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - GEORGE ORWELL

"I would happily storm hell in the company of these troops ... how strongly they have demonstrated to the world that free men and women can fight like the dickens."  ~  Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis

 

"I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!" ~ General Douglas MacArthur, US Army

"Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there." - Lieutenant General Victor H. Krulak, USMC, April 1965

"Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary." ~ Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC - Commandant of the Marine Corps

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

"I love the Corps for those intangible possessions that cannot be issued: pride, honor, integrity, and being able to carry on the traditions for generations of warriors past." ~ Cpl. Jeff Sornig, USMC; in Navy Times, November 1994

"A Marine is a Marine. I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine. You're a Marine, just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life. But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico. There's no such thing as a former Marine. ~ General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

"Come on, you sons of bitches-do you want to live forever?" - Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly, USMC, Belleau Wood, June 1918.

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!" - GEN. PERSHING, US.ARMY