Random Marine Corps Quotes

“One hundred and twenty Marines were detailed to officer a force of twenty-six hundred Haitians.” ~ Maj. Smedley D. Butler, Haiti, 1915

"I can never again see a UNITED STATES MARINE without experiencing a feeling of reverence."- GEN. JOHNSON, U.S. ARMY

"I can't say enough about the two Marine divisions. If I use words like brilliant, it would really be an under-description of the absolutely superb job they did in breaching the so-called impenetrable barrier. . .Absolutely superb operation, a textbook, and I think it'll be studied for many, many years to come as the way to do it." - General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, USA, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 27 February 1991.

"There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and those who have met them in battle. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion." - Unknown

"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!" ~ MGen Frank E. Lowe, USA; Korea, 26 January 1952

"The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand". ~ Richard Harding Davis, war correspondent (1885)

"The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a MARINE CORPS for the next 500 years." - JAMES FORRESTAL, SECRETARY OF THE NAVY

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

“The most deadly thing on a battlefield is one well-aimed shot.”  — Sgt. Carlos Hathcock | USMC Sniper

"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" ~ Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945