Top Marine Corps Quotes

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1. "Emphasis in the Marine Corps isn't on talking about your feelings."
Author: Adam Driver
2. "I wouldn't want to go back over my life. I've done it all. I wouldn't have wanted to miss the Marine Corps. I wouldn't have wanted to miss the war. I wouldn't have missed college. Or playin' for the Colts. I got all the money I need. Five children. I got a truck. I have no regrets whatsoever."
Author: Art Donovan
3. "A Marine likes a good fight and respects a good fighter. You've got yourself one fine Marine for an escort and the whole Marine Corps behind you."
Author: Bud Rudesill
4. "The Marine Corps is your family too. You may not have a mother here, but you have a shit pile of fathers, uncles, and brothers."
Author: Bud Rudesill
5. "I'm a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. My favorite color is green, and I like football." "What are you doing?" I asked, thoroughly charmed by him. "Formally introducing myself so you'll let me under your shirt." I laughed. "I usually don't let men I just met under my shirt." "I'm irresistible." I smiled. "And so modest."
Author: Cambria Hebert
6. "Just remember,' a Marine Corps lieutenant colonel told me as he strapped his pistol belt under his arm before we crossed into Kuwait, 'that none of these boys is fighting for home, for the flag, for all that crap the politicians feed the public. They are fighting for each other, just for each other."
Author: Chris Hedges
7. "Shouldering the duffel bag with the Marine Corps bulldog, Old Man knocked Jan's photo off the bed table. He turned to stone staring down at the photo. His face then splintered into hurt. Tears seeped into his eyes. He grappled for the nearest bedpost and slumped forward on extended arms. His shoulders jerked and head sagged a little while his heart broke. Old Man cried the mute cry of men of his generation."
Author: Ed Lynskey
8. "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!"
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
9. "War is brutish, inglorious, and a terrible waste... The only redeeming factors were my comrades' incredible bravery and their devotion to each other. Marine Corps training taught us to kill efficiently and to try to survive. But it also taught us loyalty to each other - and love. That espirit de corps sustained us."
Author: Eugene B. Sledge
10. "I think the Marine Corps has forgotten where Pavuvu is," one man said."I think God has forgotten where Pavuvu is," came a reply."God couldn't forget because he made everything.""Then I bet he wishes he could forget he made Pavuvu."
Author: Eugene B. Sledge
11. "Vigorous public ball scratching is common in the combat-arms side of the Marine Corps, even among high-level officers in the midst of briefings."
Author: Evan Wright
12. "My four years in the Marine Corps left me with an indelible understanding of the value of leadership skills."
Author: Frederick W. Smith
13. "I do not believe I could have built FedEx without the skills I learned from the Marine Corps."
Author: Frederick W. Smith
14. "Judging by the hard lines of his face and the flat look in his eyes, he'd left the Marines, but the Corps hadn't quite left him."
Author: Ilona Andrews
15. "There's a mindset of flexibility and adaptability that comes with us. We don't mind hardship. We don't mind somebody saying, 'Go in and do this nasty job.' Whatever the job is, we can do it. That's why the nation has a Marine Corps."
Author: James F. Amos
16. "The Marine Corps has been, and will continue to be, America's Expeditionary Force in Readiness - ready to respond to today's crisis, with today's Marine forces, today."
Author: James F. Amos
17. "Spread the gospel that the Marine Corps is a force that has changed. We're not in 1942 anymore."
Author: James F. Amos
18. "We also very importantly recommend continued growth in the Army and the Marine Corps end strength."
Author: John M. McHugh
19. "From his bedroom window on the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Nathaniel Dixon watched in awe at the four-ship formation of V-22 Ospreys chewing up the Virginia air with their massive, wingtip-mounted tilt rotors as they made a pass over the flight line. The aircraft grew in his window as they approached the small bungalow he lived in with his mother and father on base. Just before they flew out of sight, Nathaniel clapped his hands together over the window and imagined smashing each Osprey like a dragonfly. Then, he imagined each falling to earth in flames, smashing in a great ball of fire in his backyard."
Author: Jonathan Marker
20. "The Marine Corps taught me how to kill, but it didn't teach me how to deal with killing."
Author: Karl Marlantes
21. "I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years."
Author: Lee Trevino
22. "I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish."
Author: Leon Uris
23. "The highly skilled workers at Lima have enabled the plant to grow far beyond its original mission, now providing a wide variety of cutting-edge military vehicles and equipment to the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps."
Author: Michael Oxley
24. "I found myself surrounded by really old veterans wearing hats that said, "Retired Marine - SEMPER FI." These hats didn't appear to fit on their heads, but instead seemed to hover over them.At one point, I mistakenly tried to take the last box of crackers that a veteran also wanted. He started yelling, "I ran away from home at seventeen, lied about my age, and joined the Corps! I fought in World War II, Korea, and NAM! I have no cartilage in my right knee! It's bone-on-bone, but every morning I run six miles! I did not sacrifice my knee for this country to come here today and have you disrespect me at the commissary. Oooh-RAH!"I dropped the crackers and walked away."
Author: Mollie Gross
25. "My brother was a captain in the Marine Corps and a very big hero in my life."
Author: Peter Cullen
26. "In the Gulf War, U.S. Marine Corps wheeled vehicles were killing Iraqi T-72 tanks."
Author: Ralph Peters
27. "I believe that it was the highest privilege of my life to wear the uniform of the United States Marine Corps. I don't believe the country owes me anything for doing so, but that my serving was partial payment on what I owe our country—a debt that can be never fully paid, but with my life."
Author: Robert Hall
28. "So the Marine Corps really did teach me to conquer fear, and then to go for higher causes, higher purposes."
Author: Robert Kiyosaki
29. "I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General."
Author: Smedley Butler
30. "But the Air Force was sort of a bastard child of the Army, much like the Marines with the Navy. Everything had to be done over by the Army after it had already been done by the Air Corps, a mess."
Author: Stuart Symington
31. "My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant."
Author: Susana Martinez
32. "As a civilian, I know nothing about combat, the Marine Corps experience or modern man's struggle adjusting to peace after war. I only know what's been shared with me; confidences I would never betray, nor use as details in a novel."
Author: Tiffany Madison
33. "There is more to military units than hardware. There is the character of the unit's personnel: their strengths, experience, and knowledge, their ability to get along and work together amid the horrors of the battlefield. There is an almost undefinable quality. That quality is the Marine Corps' secret weapon. Their edge. That quality is their ethos."
Author: Tom Clancy
34. "The most "Marine" unit left in the Corps today: the Marine Expeditionary Unit—Special Operations Capable (MEU [SOC])."
Author: Tom Clancy
35. "I always equate wrestling to having been in the Marine Corps."
Author: William Baldwin
36. "Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity."
Author: William Manchester

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