Random Marine Corps Quotes

"A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons." ~ Admiral David D. Porter, USN

"We are United States Marines, and for two and a quarter centuries we have defined the standards of courage, esprit, and military prowess." ~ Gen. James L. Jones, USMC (CMC); 10 November 2000

"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, USN; 10 November 1995

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

"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

"Teufelhunde! (Devil Dogs)" - GERMAN SOLDIERS, WW1 at BELLEAU WOOD

“Old breed? New breed? There's not a damn bit of difference so long asit's the Marine breed.” — Lt. Gen. “Chesty” Puller

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

"We had a war to win and a world to make safe for democracy." — Pvt. Elton E. Mackin, 1918

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