Random Marine Corps Quotes

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

“We Marines are truly blessed. We get to enjoy the sweet taste of freedom because we know its price.” ~ John Chipura, USMC

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

"So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those bastards won't get away this time!" - CHESTY PULLER, USMC

"They told (us) to open up the Embassy, or "we'll blow you away." And then they looked up and saw the Marines on the roof with these really big guns, and they said in Somali, "Igaralli ahow" which means "Excuse me, I didn't mean it, my mistake"." ~ Karen Aquilar, in the U.S. Embassy; Mogadishu, Somalia, 1991

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


"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

"Marines don't know how to spell the word defeat" ~ Gen. James N. Mattis | U.S. Central Command

"We have two companies of Marines running rampant all over the northern half of this island, and three Army regiments pinned down in the southwestern corner, doing nothing. What the hell is going on?" ~ Gen. John W. Vessey Jr., USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the assault on Grenada, 1983

"Lying offshore, ready to act, the presence of ships and Marines sometimes means much more than just having air power or ship's fire, when it comes to deterring a crisis. And the ships and Marines may not have to do anything but lie offshore. It is hard to lie offshore with a C-141 or C-130 full of airborne troops." ~ Gen. Colin Powell, U. S. Army Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff - During Operation Desert Storm