United States Marine Corps Quotes by Jonathan Winters, Dan Dailey, Richard Harding Davis, Victor H. Krulak, Woodrow Wilson, John A. Lejeune and many others.
I’ve always been proud of being a Marine. I won’t hesitate to defend the Corps.
I can’t see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines.
The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand.
Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.
…We are intensely proud of their noble record and are glad to have had the whole world see how irresistible they are in their might when a cause which America holds dear is at stake. The whole nation has reason to be proud of them.
The future success of the Marine Corps depends on two factors: first, an efficient performance of all duties to which its officers and men may be assigned; second, promptly bringing this efficiency to the attention of the proper officials of the government, and the American people.
Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.
Heroism is endurance for one moment more.
In the last analysis, what the Marine Corps becomes is what we make of it during our respective watches. And that watch of each Marine is not confined to the time he spends on active duty. It last as long as he is “proud to bear the title of United States Marine.”
I have only two men out of my company and 20 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.
The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!
By their victory, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marine Divisions and other units of the Fifth Amphibious Corps have made an accounting to their country which only history will be able to value fully. Among the Americans who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Leadership is the sum of those qualities of intellect, human understanding, and moral character that enables a person to inspire and control a group of people successfully.
General [James] Mattis’s primary experience – indeed, his only experience – is as a member of the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 41 years. That’s his experience.
Lying offshore, ready to act, the presence of ships and Marines sometimes means much more than just having air power or ship’s fire, when it comes to deterring a crisis. And the ships and Marines may not have to do anything but lie offshore. It is hard to lie offshore with a C-141 or C-130 full of airborne troops.
If the Marines are abolished half the efficiency of the Navy will be destroyed. They are as necessary to the well being of a ship as the officers. Instead of decreasing the Corps, I would rather hope to see a large increase, for we feel the want of Marines very much.
I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!