Marine Corps Quotes

Marine Corps Quotes

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“Many quotes are from ‘Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines’, by my good buddy Marion Sturkey.

“Mess With One MARINE You Mess With Them All!”

“A Marine on duty has no friends.”

“Do not fear the enemy, they can only take your life. It is better to fear the media, for they will steal your HONOR.”

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, and a lot of bitching. ”

“The insurgent leader is a stallion standing on his hind legs. You don’t win his heart and mind. You kill him.”

“Combat Breakfast: two aspirin, two cups of coffee, a quick prayer, a quick puke”

“Corpsman: In combat, a good man to buddy-up with.”

“Sweat dries, blood clots, bones heal.. Suck it up!”

“Retrieving wounded comrades from the field of fire is a Marine Corps tradition more sacred than life. ~Pisor”

“You have to put grunts on the ground, double tap the survivors, and feed the kids chocolate bars! ~1stSgt”

“USMC: The spineless need not apply. ~Cpl. Beddoe”

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid. ~Sgt. Stryker”

“When a Marine is wounded, surrounded, hungry, or low on ammo, he looks to the sky. He knows the choppers are coming.”

“Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one ”

“USMC: No better friend — no worse enemy ”

“I watched Marines die face down in the mud protecting freedom ~Col. Oliver North, 2001”

“In a firefight, if you see two colonels conferring, you have likely fallen back a little too far”

“On the seventh day God rested — Marines filled sand bags”

“The Marine Grunt: A gung-ho, hard-charging U.S. Marine Corps Infantryman”

“The Marine Grunt: A professional assassin”

“The Marine Grunt: An indispensible element of the United States’ Foreign Policy”

“The Marine Grunt: The sole reason for the existence of Marine Air”

“Marine Recon: The stealth version of the Marine Grunt”

“Those who ‘live by the sword’ will die — when they fight those who use automatic weapons”

“REMF: spoken ‘re-miff’, Rear-Echelon Mother F*cker, term used by Marine infantrymen to describe those far from the fighting”

“Dan Daly (2 Medals of Honor) was a New York City newsboy with a reputation of being handy with his dukes”

“Marine Corporal (Civil War) John Mackie, first Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor.”

“The Professionals — 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines”

“Thundering Third — 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines”

“Infantry Rifleman — Don.t call 911, call 0311!”

“Women Marines — Fewer and Prouder”

“Beginning in 1798, ‘one stock of black leather and clasp’ was issued to each Marine annually. #Leatherneck”

“Swift-Silent-Deadly — 1st Recon Battalion”

“Drill Instructor: A maniacal, sadistic, extremist psychopath.”

“Major Alfred A. Cunningham, the 1st Marine aviator, shot down 12 German planes in WWI.”

“Daily Ration Allowance in 1775, 1 pd bread, 1 pd meat, 1 pd potatoes, turnips, pease, .5 pt rum”

“If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven’s scenes, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines”

“The Marine Band has played at every Presidential Inauguration since 1801, and is known as The President’s Own.”

“The Marine Band is the oldest musical organization in the United States.”

“The Marine Band, dubbed the President’s Own by Thomas Jefferson, provides music for White House functions”

“In 1861, Battalion of 365 Marines led by Brevet Maj. John G. Reynolds fought in Battle of Bull Run.”

“During the Battle of Chosin Reservoir, the temperature plunged to as low as -35 F”

“In the Battle of New Orleans, 300 Marines fought beside Andrew Jackson”

“Cover your Buddy, so he can be around to cover for you.”

“ESPRIT DE CORPS simply means that no Marine ever lets another Marine down.”

“July 1930, Chesty Puller won 1st of 5 Navy Crosses chasing Sandino guerrillas in Nicaragua.”

“Good Night Chesty, Wherever You Are!”

“In 1915, Commandant George Barnett authorized the creation of an aviation company consisting of 10 officers and 40 enlisted men.”

“The Marine Corps Birthday, November 10th, is a very important day for all Marines”

“the Marine Corps War Memorial adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery was dedicated in 1954”

“The Marine Corps builds Men – Body – Mind – Spirit”

“The Marine Corps has no ambition beyond the performance of its duty to its country. ~Gen Cates”

“The Marine Corps makes no promises. It simply offers recruits and officer candidates the challenge to ‘be one of us'”

“The Marine Corps motto until 1871 was ‘First to Fight’.”

“The Marine Corps often receives criticism from those who could never qualify as Marines.”

“The Marine Corps’ first action of the War of 1812 was the establishment of a base at Sackets Harbor, New York by 63 Marines.”


“Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daily, only enlisted Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor twice.”

“Arm of Decision — 10th Marine Regiment”

“Only the Deity can forgive the enemies of our great nation. The U.S. Marines can not.”

“Death Before Dishonor: The most popular tattoo among Marines”

“More Than Duty — 8th Marine Regiment”

“The Fighting Fifth — 5th Marine Regiment”

“Ready to Fight — 1st Battalion, 1st Marines”

“Seven-six-two millimeter. Full. Metal. Jacket.”

“Whip these Germans so we can get out to the Pacific to kick the shit out of the Japs before the Goddam Marines get all the credit. ~Patton”

“USMC: One Good Deal After Another”

“October 1820, Henderson appointed Commandant, held position for 38 years, until his death.”

“Gen. Archibal Henderson, The Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps, served as Commandant for 38 years”

“Hit quickly, Hit hard, and keep on hitting! ~LGen Smith, 1949”

“The Marine Hymn is the oldest official anthem of any U.S. military service. ”

“‘8th and I’ Marine Barracks, the oldest post in the Corps.”

“On 1 January each year the Marine Band serenades the Commandant of the Marine Corps.”

“Ham and Lima Beans. The rations we loved to hate!”

“April, 1805, Lt. Presley O’Bannon and seven Marines led attack against Derna, Tripoli.”

“November 1915, Maj. Butler led Marines in attack on Fort Riviere in Haiti, awarded his second Medal of Honor.”

“Prepare to March — 7th Marine Regiment”

“In 1925, Marine Corps Order No. 4 designated gold and scarlet its official colors.”

“For the Marine Corps there is no peace. ~Maj. Demby, later Sec’y of the Navy”

“Being a Marine is as much a matter of the heart and mind as it is the body.”

“Being a Marine is not simply a job. It is a calling”

“WW1 female Marine reservists were called Marinettes.”

“Once a Marine, always a Marine. ~MSgt Paul Woyshner, a 40-year Marine”

“Ask any Marine. He will tell you that the Marine Corps was born in Tun Tavern on 10 November 1775”

“1Bn 9th Marines – The Walking Dead”

“If the Marines are abolished, half the efficiency of the Navy will be destroyed. ~RAdm. Porter 1863”

“The American Marines are terribly reckless fellows… they would make very good storm troopers. ~German officer”

“A million Marines can not take Tarawa in a hundred years. ~Japanese Admiral speaking before Marines took island in 3 bloody days”

“The 1st Marines is the oldest permanently organized regiment of the Marine Corps”

“Of the Marines on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue ~Admiral Nimitz, Iwo Jima WWII”

“Old breed? New breed? There’s not a damn bit of difference so long as it.s the Marine breed. ~Chesty Puller”

“The Striking Ninth — 9th Marine Regiment”

“U.S. Marines. No short cuts, no promises, no compromises.”

“Medals are OK, but having your body and all your friends in one piece at the end of the day is better.”

“USMC — Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever”

“in 1813, On board the Essex, 1st Lt. John Marshall Gamble commanded the first Marines in the Pacific.”

“Marine Air. On-Time. On Target.”

“Until 1917, Parris Island was known to the Marines as ‘Port Royal’.”

“To the Shores of Tripoli!”

“We’re surrounded. That simplifies the problem! ~Puller”

“The Oldest, The Proudest — 4th Marine Regiment”

“Tun Tavern: The original home of the world’s warrior elite (and the best beer).”

“The D.I.; They will admire him. And they will fear him. And when it’s all over, they will remember him for the rest of their lives”

“One Nation Under God and His Marines Standing Guard!”

“Leathernecks: Revolutionary War Marines wore leather bands around their throats to protect necks from injury”

“The Korean War was a series of cold, bloody, battles that claimed over 33,000 American lives.”

“Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C., holds the official Battle Color of the Marine Corps.”

“U.S. Marines: We fight for each other, honor, and our Corps.”

“We’re Marines, We took Iwo Jima – Baghdad ain’t shit, ~Gen. Kelly, USMC”

“Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body”

“FREE FIRE ZONE: A battle area or combat zone in which no restrictions are placed on the use of arms or explosives.”

“To observe a Marine is inspirational, to be a Marine is exceptional. ~GySgt Wolf”

“I am a United States Marine, I am the measure against which all others fall short”

“I’d give a million dollars to be a Marine ~Reddick Bowe, who only completed 11 days of boot camp”

“In combat, a thorough mission briefing is a good idea, but no plan has ever survived enemy contact, intact!”

“We’re not accustomed to occupying defensive positions. It’s destructive to morale. ~LGen Smith, Iwo Jima, 1945”

“Semper Fi, adopted in 1883, the Marine Corps motto, short for Semper Fidelis, latin for Always Faithful.”

“Their fiery advance and great tenacity were well recognized by their opponents. ~LtCol Otto”

“There is always payback!”

“Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.”

“Honor, Courage, and Commitment form the bedrock of the character of each individual Marine.”

“Forget Smith and Wesson . This Property Protected By A US Marine”

“Friends Come and go, but enemies accumulate”

“My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy.”

“Although proud and patriotic, Marines are stubborn as Mules!”

“Believe in, and sacrifice for, a cause greater than self”


“Making Marines and winning battles since 1775”

“In combat, any Marine who does not consider himself the best in the game, is in the wrong game”

“If there’s anything more arrogant than a Marine on a horse, it’s one in a plane.”

“If you are allergic to lead, it is best to avoid a war zone.”

“If you are convinced you will lose, you are probably right”

“The Marines are looking for a few good men.”

“If you are not shooting, you should be communicating your intention to shoot.”

“If you are short of everything except the enemy, you are in combat.”

“You Marines at Khe Sanh will be remembered in the American history books! ~Col. Lownds, 1968”

“Do not attack the 1st Marine Division. They fight like devils. ~Chinese directive, 1951”

“120 Marine aviators earned ‘ACE’ during WWII”

“The newest battle streamers to be added to the Battle Color are the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Streamers.”

“Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH. Hesitation kills.”

“Dare to be different. If all think alike, none are really thinking”

“Marine aviation began in 1912, when LT Alfred Austell Cunningham reported to the Naval Aviation Camp in Annapolis, Maryland.”

“At the beginning of the Civil War, the Marines numbered 93 officers and 3,074 men.”

“Marines are built through the ethos of struggle and sacrifice. ~Gen James Jones”

“Speak softly but forget the big stick. Carry a belt-fed weapon”

“And once by God, I was a Marine! ~Actor Lee Marvin, 1967, about serving in WW II”

“No one can say that the Marines have ever failed to do their work in handsome fashion. ~MajGen Johnson Hagood, USA”

“Marines everywhere can take pride in their contributions to our great nation. ~Gen Jones, 10 November 2001”

“If you can’t carry it, eat it or shoot it, don’t bring it.”

“A sucking chest wound is bad. But on the other hand, all wounds are bad, and all wounds suck.”

“When hot chow is flown into the field, it will rain”

“the Navajo code talkers took part in every assault the Marines conducted in the Pacific from 1942 to 1945.”

“Thousands of combat veterans earned medals for bravery every day. A few were even awarded.”

“Camp Pendleton contains the largest undeveloped portion of coastline in Southern California”

“Boxes of cookies from home must be shared.”

“If everybody could get in the Marines, it wouldn’t be the Marines!”

“Never allow cruelty, it undermines the natural courage and manliness of the perpetrator.”

“USMC: every day a holiday and every meal a feast! OOORAH!”

“No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.”

“If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home; pin my medals upon my chest, tell my momma I’ve done my best”

“Marines never die! They just go to hell and regroup.”

“Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be an ugly brawl”

“Nobody ever drowned in sweat.”

“82 Marines earned the Medal of Honor in WWII”

“A DEAD enemy is a PEACEFUL enemy – Blessed be the Peacemakers”

“If the enemy is in range, so are you. ”

“Although the enemy might surrender, his mines won’t”

“Always show enthusiasm – it is infectious.”

“The central fact of life in the Corps is still that the Marine Rifleman is the key to winning battles. ~Col. Miller, 1998”

“The prime factor in a successful fighting unit is ESPRIT DE CORPS. This needs no explanation.”

“Cover your fellow Marines, so they will be around to cover you.”

“The Marine’s first amphibious landing was at New Providence in the Bahamas in 1776”

“Yes, fortunately for America, the U.S. Marines ARE extremists”

“The Toys for Tots program was established by the United State Marine Corps in 1947”

“Don’t you forget that you’re First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you! ~Chesty Puller, USMC”

“Fortitudine (With fortitude) -The first motto of the Corps”

“The Marines fought almost solely on espirit de corps, I was certain. ~Sherrod 1943”

“It is friendship, and something beyond friendship, that binds the Marine Corps together. ~Sec. of State Regen”

“We come from a depot, A motivated depot, They call that depot, San Diego”

“We come from an island, A motivated island, They call that island, Parris Island”

“Incoming fire, from anywhere, always has the right-of-way”

“You’ll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me! ~Capt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC Guadalcanal”

“I must give the very best I have for my Marines, my Corps and my Country”

“As America grew as a world power, president after president has ordered ‘Send in the Marines'”

“Bring a gun. Preferably two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.”

“Better fare hard with good men than feast it with bad. ~Thomas Paine”

“The Marines have a way of making you afraid — not of dying, but of not doing your job. ~1LT Little, Tarawa, 1943”

“The Marines have never shone more brightly than this morning. ~MacArthur 1950”

“And when he gets to Heaven, St. Peter he will tell, One more Marine reporting, sir, I’ve spent my time in Hell”

“God was here before the Marine Corps! So you can give your heart to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Corps!”

“Marines landed in Buenos Aires in 1852 to help protect American lives and property from rioters”

“Any stone in a boot migrates to maximum pressure”

“Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you!!”

“From its inception, the Corps has been an elite fighting force with extensive ceremonial duties”

“Remember: vision, initiative, commitment, tenacity”

“Payback: An inspirational experience, if you survive it.”

“Combat pay is a flawed concept.”

“Chosin Reservoir is a man-made lake located in the northeast of the Korean peninsula”

“Sometimes it is entirely appropriate to kill a fly with a sledge-hammer!”

“To ERR is human, to FORGIVE divine. HOWEVER, neither is Marine Corps Policy.”

“The Corps is living proof that a few good men can make the difference!”

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans. ~Drucker”

“My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.”

“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. ~Emerson”

“Combat flying is not dangerous. Crashing is dangerous.”

“Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there. ~LGen Krulak, 1965”

“A Marine is proud of his Corps and believes it to be second to none.”

“For such is the heritage I have received from those who have worn the bloodstripe so proudly before me”

“Combat experience is usually what we call our combat mistakes”

“Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary”

“Semper Fi’, it is a bond of respectful recognition between and among Marines.”

“Legend has it that in 1847 a Marine stationed in Mexico during the war, wrote the original first verse of the Marine Hymn”

“Scuttle-but has it there is buried treasure at ‘8th and I'”

“Fortes Fortuna juvat (Fortunes Favors the Brave) — 3d Marine Regiment”

“The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps. ~Vandergrift”

“Marines are know for their bravery, stubbornness, aggressive spirit, sacrifice, love of country, and loyalty to one another.”

“The dead know only one thing: it is better to be alive. ~Joker”

“Sooner or later, everyone has to die. The trick is to die young as late as possible”

“A Marine leader makes sure his men are comfortably clothed, housed, and justly treated.”

“God grants liberty to those who love it and are always ready to guard and defend it. ~Webster”

“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson ”

“Fortunately, God loves the Marines. ~Morrison, 1951”

“Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. ~Julius Ceasar”

“Only the most elite make it through, and those who qualify have earned the right to wear the uniform.”

“Panic sweeps my men when they are facing the American Marines. ~Captured North Korean Major”

“I don’t need reinforcements. I’ve got Marines! Col. Lownds, Khe Sanh”

“There has never been another soldier as lethal as a Marine and his rifle.”

“It was never easy to guess the ages of Marines at Khe Sanh since nothing like youth lasted in their faces for very long”

“1890’s Panama newspaper: ‘The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand'”

“Ensure that no Marine who honorably wore the eagle, globe and anchor is lost to the Marine Corps family. Gen. Jones.”

“There is no better friend… and no worse enemy than a United States Marine.”

“Guadalcanal is no longer merely the name of an Island. It is the name of the graveyard of the Japanese Army. ~MGen Kawaguchi 1943”

“You are not asked to believe the legends, but if you don’t, try ‘telling it to the Marines'”

“I should not deem a man-of-war complete without a body of Marines. ~Commodore Sands, USN 1852”

“Marines do not fight for flag or country or Corps; they fight for each other!”

“Were it not for the Navajos, the Marines would never have taken Iwo Jima. ~Maj Howard Conner”

“All who now wear, or have ever worn, the eagle, globe, and anchor share a common bond. ~Senator Robb, 2000”

“Boot Camp objectives: prepare recruits for (1) the Brotherhood of Marines (2) the hardships of combat”

“The Americans of 1776 had the highest standard of living and the lowest taxes in the Western World!”

“Each generation of Marines has walked in the footsteps of earlier Marines, earlier battles and heroes too numerous to mention.”

“The rank of Sergeant Major was made by congress in 1798”

“The concept of a Corps of Marines was established when the colonies in America rebelled against Great Britain in 1775”

“After years of fitting in, maybe it’s time to stand out. Join the Marines!”

“The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years. ~Forrestal 1945”

“As part of the world’s most elite fighting force, a Marine is a warrior, skilled in the art of warfare.”

“If any of you get hernias in this tug-of-war against the Army, I’ll pay to get them fixed. ~MajGen Haebel, PI 1982”

“blood stripe on dress blue trousers represents blood shed by Marines at Battle of Chapaultepec, Mexico in 1846”

“Smedely Butler, only Marine Officer to be awarded the Medal of Honor twice.”

“There is only one rule in war: When you win, you get to make up the rules.”

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~Anais Nin”

“We follow orders, son. We follow orders or people die. It’s that simple. Are we clear? ~Col Jessep”

“Service to our beloved nation is a God-given opportunity, not a burden.”

“The most outstanding custom in the Marine Corps is simply ‘being a Marine’ and all that it implies.”

“A warrior’s pack, however heavy, is lighter than a P.O.W.’s chains!”

“Today, you people are no longer maggots! Today, you are MARINES!”

“USMC: Be polite. Be professional. And have a plan to kill everyone you meet.”

“All Marine posts have a bell, usually from a decommissioned ship of the Navy.”

“The U.S. presidential salute is 21 guns. The Vice President receives a salute of 19 guns.”

“We didn’t promise you a rose garden. ~USMC Recruiting poster”

“They are quite brave. ~Japanese officer 1942”

“Paperwork will ruin any military force. ~LtGen Chesty Puller”

“I’m not scared of very much. I’ve been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years. ~Lee Trevino”

“I can’t see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines. ~Dan Dailey”

“Every Marine should look like a Marine. But a Marine looks like a Marine when he’s got a bayonet stuck in the enemy’s chest. -Gen Magnus”

“Archibald Henderson’s son was one of 26 Marine casualties defending Chapultepec Castle in 1846”

“C’mon you sons-of-bitches, do you want to live forever! ~GySgt Dan Daley, Belleau Wood WWI”

“Because they stand upon a wall and say, Nothing’s going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch. ~A Few Good Men”

“Heaven won’t take us and Hell is afraid we’ll take over.”

“You can tell a Marine, but you can’t tell him much.”

“Pain is temporary. Pride is forever.”

“Elite of the Elite — 2nd Force Recon”

“First of the First — 1st Marine Regiment”

“Send in the Marines!”

“I am the backbone of the United States Marine Corps, I am a Marine Non-Commissioned Officer.”

“Since 1921 the birthday of the Marine Corps has been officially celebrated each year on 10 November”

“Marines guarded the conspirators accused in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln”

“Discipline is the difference between a ‘mob’ and a ‘unit’.”

“Blood Chit: the document you never want to use.”

“First in the fight. Always Faithful. Be a U.S. Marine!”

“God bless the man that will run toward the sound of guns”

“You’re making the wrong assumption that a Marine by himself is outnumbered. -Gen Peter Pace”

“Marines love their past. They revel in it, sometimes to the point of obsession.”

“In combat there is no such thing as a secure LZ. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell something”

“If someone thinks they are too good for the military, trust me, they don’t have what it takes. ”

“Nothing on this earth is so uplifting to a human being as victory in battle.”

“It is time to kick ass! Whatever it takes! ~2LT John Fales, 12 September 2001”

“Take your time. Stay away from the easy going. Never go the same way twice. ~GySgt Arndt”

“It’s great to be great. It’s greater to be human”

“Always endeavor to confront your enemy with a superior volume of accurate fire.”

“‘Tell that to the Marines!’ ~President Roosevelt after the attacks on Pearl Harbor”

“Be respectful to the dead–even the enemy dead. Bury the dead quickly.”

“You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall.. ~Col Jessep”

“If you want to fight, join the Marines!”

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers…”

“Retreat, hell we just got here! ~Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC at the Battle of Belleau Wood WWI”

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle! ~Gen Pershing, USA”

“If you wear body armor, the enemy will probably miss that part.”

“It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it. ~Robert E. Lee”

“If it weren’t for flashbacks, I’d have no memories at all.”

“Losers quit when they feel pain. Marines quit when the mission is accomplished.”

“Oh Lord, where do we get such men? ~Gen Kelley referring to an injured Beirut Marine, 1983”

“Every Marine who ever lived is living still, in the Marines who claim the title today.”

“For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know ”

“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. ~Woodrow Wilson”

“‘Doc’-the corpsman who wear our uniform, joins with and cares for us in combat”

“The Japanese, who were skilled code breakers, remained baffled by the Navajo language.”

“The Marines will be needed as long as America needs defending. ~Moskin 1992”

“Dan Daly will live forever as a hero, a legend, a two-time Medal of Honor winner, and as a United States Marine.”

“The hostages will pray, but they will pray for the arrival of dangerous military extremists! #usmc #army #seals”

“If you’re with a Marine, raise your glass; if you are not- raise your standards!”

“Tough as woodpecker’s lips! ~Marine officer describing his Marines in Beirut in 1983 ”

“Today, the world looks to America for leadership. And, America looks to its Corps of Marines. ~Reagan”

“Between the world wars, the Marine Corps was headed by Major General John A. Lejeune”

“In 150 years they (U.S. Marines) have never been beaten. They will hold. ~Col. Brown USA, 1918”

“Eat when you can. Sleep when you can. Sh*t when you can. The next opportunity may not come around for a long time. If ever.”

“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.”

“Having all your body parts intact and functioning at the end of the day, beats the alternative.”

“‘Get off your butt and join the Marines!’ ~John Wayne”


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The Falconer
The Falconer
2014/08/17 11:58

Friendly fire is invaribly more a

2014/07/02 19:55

father was in bootcamp in san diego california 1969 0311 rifleman. said his drill instructors name was macua. said his instructor was very sadistic and that you didnt want to fk with him. told me one of the marine corps quotes was. though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death. i will fear no evil. because i am the meanest mother fker in the valley.

Ben Weihrich
2013/03/15 03:25

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 the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the assault on Grenada, 1983
Gunny Hyway, HeartBreak Ridge

2013/02/09 17:38

It is said that God made Marines from rocks, that’s a lie, rocks are made from Marines!

Guy L. Smith
2012/12/13 17:15

I served with the BEST Bunch of Jar Heads a man could ever know. I was in Platoon 1150 (an Honor Platoon -

My favorite quote from Bootcamp USMCRD San Diego 1969:

“Squat Thrusts FOREVER” ready BEGIN!!!

Semper Fi

2012/11/19 16:32

My mother and father were both Marines. My grandfather was a marine. My great grandfather was in the Army. My other grandfather and grandmother were in the Air Force. There is a lot of military in my family, but the Marines are by far the best men in uniform in the world. They will succeed, they will stop at no ends to meet their goal and defend our freedom.

I wish to be a Marine…..couple years to go. But for all of you, family of Marines, friends of Marines, people who KNOW Marines, know that they are great people, and deserve our resepct.

Semper Fidelis, Ooorah, Do or Die.

2012/11/02 19:47

Artillery, King of Battle…One Shot..12 Kills!

2012/09/17 16:23

you, you, and you panic. the rest of you follow me. – source unknown

michael granger
michael granger
2012/08/02 17:05

Love it !Semper Fi

Bob Chester
Bob Chester
2012/04/30 07:06

The enemies weapons are horribly inaccurate, but recochets can hurt you.

2010/08/11 04:41

>GOd bless these marines 🙂
my father is one and i am blessed for him, ha therefore my friends say im a Marine Brat!

Semper Fidelis <3

2009/12/21 18:44

>My son is also a Marine, he has followed a family tradition. I am asked how I handle this. Simple, in the past 10 years 6 young men that I know have died out of stupidity – drunk driving etc. How their parents must suffer for their stupid moves. If my son is to die, it will be doing something honorable and doing what he believes to be right. God Bless the US Marines.

2009/12/05 22:39

>I heard an old preacher a few years ago on the radio say he knew three truths about U.S. Marines.

1. They would go when the President sent them.

2. They would get there in a hurry.

3. Things would change when they got there.

Pretty accurate.

2009/11/10 14:07

>Happy birthday, brother. Semper Fi.

2009/09/24 17:55

>My favorite so far is this one:: "I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I'll kill you all." ~ Marine General James Mattis to Iraqi tribal leaders (OOOoooRAHHHHHH! ~Semper Fi)

2009/07/01 04:28

>This site is awesome, man. Im glad I stumbled upon it.

Semper Fi

2009/06/26 20:29


2009/02/24 16:28

>Thank you for these quotes. There are no words I can think to use while reading them. Just pride and tears.
I have printed these for my son Corey (for inspiration) He left for Parris Island. He is supposed to graduate 4/10/09
I am scared for his safety every minute of every day. My stomach pains for how much I miss him.
But my pride that he is becoming a USMC is even greater.
Thank you for your site.
Christina, Mother of RCT Carr-
Parris Island.

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