Random Marine Corps Quotes

"Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary." ~ Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC - Commandant of the Marine Corps

"Demonstrate to the world there is 'No Better Friend, No  Worse Enemy' than a U.S. Marine." ~ Gen. James "Chaos" Mattis

"Don't you forget that you're First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!" Col. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC - rallying his First Marine Regiment near Chosin Reservoir, Korea, December 1950

“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” ~ Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz

"The Marines have landed, and the situation is well in hand". ~ Richard Harding Davis, war correspondent (1885)

"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, US Army

"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, USMC; in Navy Times, November 1994

"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. " ~ Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy

"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 Joint Chiefs of Staff during the assault on Grenada, 1983

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle." ~ Gen. John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. Army - Commander of American Forces in World War I