Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Marine Quotes

"I can never again see a United States Marine without experiencing a feeling of reverence." Gen. Johnson, U.S. Army

"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

"Uncommon valor was a common virtue." Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

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

"The MARINES have landed and have the situation well in hand!" Richard Harding Davis

"If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war." General of the Armies Douglas McArthur in Korea, overheard and reported by Marine Staff Sergeant Bill Houghton, Weapons/2/5

"Do not attack the First Marine Division. Leave the yellowlegs alone. Strike the American Army." Orders given to Communist troops in the Korean War; shortly afterward, the Marines were ordered not to wear their khaki leggings.

"The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am president that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's." Harry S. Truman

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle!"Gen. Pershing, U.S. Army

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

"A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons." Adm. David Porter, USN.

"The more Marines I have around, the better I like it." General Clark, U.S. Army

"No one can say that the Marines have failed to do their work in handsome fashion." Major General Hagood, U.S. Army

"There is no military body in our country of higher efficiency than the Marine Corps. They take great pride in their profession. They never let things slack a bit." Rear Admiral C.M. Wilslow, U.S. Navy

"They're on our right, they're on our left, they're in front of us, they're behind us; they can't get away from us this time." Chesty Puller, USMC, Chosin Reservoir, Korean War

"Old breed? New breed? There's not a damn bit of difference so long as it's the Marine breed." Chesty Puller, USMC

"Marine Corps integrity is doing that thing which is right, when no one is looking" Col. Colin Lampard, USMC

"Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary." General A. M. Gray, USMC

"Ensure that no Marine who honorably wore the eagle, globe and anchor is lost to the Marine Corps family." General James L. Jones Jr., Commandant of the Marine Corps

"They (Marines) have given us our only real fight." Commanding Officer of the British, War 0f 1812

"The American Marines are terribly reckless fellows ... they would make very good storm troopers." Unidentified German officer at Belleau Wood

The US Air Force Chief of Staff would never be called Airman. The Chief of Naval Operations would never be called Sailor. The Commanding General of The U.S. Army would never be called Soldier. BUT the Commandant of the Marine Corps would be proud to be called a United States Marine.

"Marines know how to use their bayonets. Army bayonets may as well be paperweights." Navy Times; November 1994

"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

"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

"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." 2nd Lt. Richard C. Kennard, Peleliu, World War II

"It's a funny thing, but, as years go by, I think you appreciate more and more what a great thing it was to be a United States Marine. People will tell me what a shame it was I had to go back into the service a second time, but I'm kinda glad I did. Besides, I am a U.S. Marine and I'll be one till I die." Ted Williams


De'on Miller said...

They're so awesome. I love Marines!

Diane said...

I second that! They're (Marines) the greatest and most unselfish people on earth! I will forever be thankful to all our military... past, future and present!

Semper Fi Mom (aka MinuteMom) said...

I love these! I have a few Marine quotes that I'll have to post soon.