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61 Inspirational Marines Quotes That Show Honor

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Top 10 Marines Quotes

The United States Marine Corps, with it fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.

Thomas E. Ricks
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Courage is endurance for one moment more…

Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant
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Success in battle is not a function of how many show up, but who they are.

Robert H. Barrow
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The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.

General Alexander A. Vandergrift
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The Marine Corps has just been called by the New York Times, ‘The elite of this country.’ I think it is the elite of the world.

Admiral William Halsey
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Marines die, that’s what we’re here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU will live forever.

GySgt. Hartma
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Marines are very good at fighting… And if Gen. Franks wants fighters on the ground and he puts Marines in, he’ll have what he wants.

Peter Pace
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The Marine Corps is proud of the fact that it is a force of combined arms, and it jealously guards the integrity of its air-ground team.

General Keith B. McCutcheon
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I’ve always been proud of being a Marine. I won’t hesitate to defend the Corps.

Jonathan Winters
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I loved being in the Marine Corps, I loved my job in the Marine Corps, and I loved the people I served with. It’s one of the best things I’ve had a chance to do.

Adam Driver
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More Marines Quotes

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

Just rejoice at the news and congratulate our armed forces and the Marines. Rejoice! Margaret Thatcher

Your soul may belong to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the marines. Eugene B. Sledge

We Marines believe that God gave America the greatest gift He could bestow to man while he lived on this earth -freedom. We also believe He gave us another gift nearly as precious our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines to safeguard that gift and guarantee no force on this earth can ever steal it away. John F. Kelly

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

Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there. LtGen Victor H. Krulak

So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes. Robert Kiyosaki

My only answer as to why the Marines get the toughest jobs is because the average Leatherneck is a much better fighter. He has far more guts, courage, and better officers… These boys out here have a pride in the Marine Corps and will fight to the end no matter what the cost. nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard

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

It was the Marines who taught me how to act. After that, pretending to be rough wasn’t so hard. Lee Marvin

I can’t see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines. Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph Dan Daly

I have only two men out of my company and out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold. stLt. Clifton B. Cates

The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth. Thomas E. Ricks

To Marines, love of liberty is not an empty phrase… Rather, it’s displayed by blood, sweat, and tears for the fallen. Jim Mattis

The Marines was a fresh start that is why they shave your head. I wish they would let you change your name. Drew Carey

I learned a great many things in the Marines that helped me as a football coach. The Marines train men hard and to do things the right way, just as a football team must train. Hayden Fry

I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world. General of the Armies Douglas MacArthur

Marines don’t know how to spell the word ‘defeat’. Jim Mattis

Don’t you forget that you’re First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you! Col. Lewis B. Chesty Puller

If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me. ― USMC

Famous Marines Quotes

Retreat Hell! We’re just attacking in another direction. Major General Oliver P. Smith

The oceans are a way of life. We fish; we sail; we have a robust marine economy. Sheldon Whitehouse

We think of the Marine Corps as a military outfit, and of course it is, but for me, the U.S. Marine Corps was a four-year crash course in character education. It taught me how to make a bed, how to do laundry, how to wake up early, how to manage my finances. J. D. Vance

For over years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles. Gen. Charles C. Krulak

There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion. Gen. William Thornson

The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle. Gen. John Black Jack Pershing

I would not trade you a billion dollars for the kids I led to combat in Vietnam or in fact any of the Marines that I served with for a quarter of a century. Oliver North

America’s finest – our men and women in uniform, are a force for good throughout the world, and that is nothing to apologize for. ― Sarah Palin

The Marines gave me a really strong sense of discipline and a work ethic that kicks in at my job. Drew Carey

A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons. Admiral David D. Porter

The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight! MGen. Frank E. Lowe

Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp. R. Lee Ermey

Once a Marine, always a Marine! MSgt Paul Woyshner

The American Marines have it [pride], and benefit from it. They are tough, cocky, sure of themselves and their buddies. They can fight and they know it. General Mark Clark

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

The marines gave me an eternal discipline. Huey Morgan

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

Marines know how to use their bayonets. Army bayonets may as well be paper-weights. Navy Times

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

Badass Marines Quotes

The Marine Corps taught me commitment, courage, focus, and a value system that can easily suffice for people like me who aren’t religious. Bob Lutz

There was always talk of esprit de corps, of being gung ho, and that must have been a part of it. Better, tougher training, more marksmanship on the firing range, the instant obedience to orders seared into men in boot camp. James Brady

So long as our Corps fields such Marines, America has nothing to fear from tyrants, be they Fascists, Communists or Tyrants with Medieval Ideology. For we serve in a Corps with no institutional confusion about our purpose: To fight! To fight well! Jim Mattis

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

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

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem. Ronald ReaganYou’ll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me! Capt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem. Ronald ReaganCapt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. Elmer Davis

Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share. Ned Dolan

We are acknowledging the close personal nature of our years at war and the strong bonds of fidelity that Marines have for one another, especially for those fellow Marines who we have lost. James F. Amos

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

I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world. Sir Winston Churchhill

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