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Added by Rocky C #199

"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, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Added by Vernon Mc NULTY #27

"FIDELI CERTA MERCES meaning "To the Faithful There Is Certain Reward" ."

Appears on every Marine's Honorable Discharge Paper

Added by CrazyBrave83 #26

"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

Added by Shaffer #24

"We're surrounded. That simplifies the problem!"

Colonel Chesty Puller, USMC

Added by Shaffer #23

"If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war."

General Douglas McArthur in Korea

Added by Shaffer #22

"A Ship without Marines is like a coat without buttons."

Admiral Farragut

Added by Shaffer #21

"Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary."

General A. M. Gray (CMC), USMC

Added by Shaffer #20

"The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle."

General John "Black Jack" Pershing, U.S. Army WWI

Added by Shaffer #19

"I can't say enough about the two Marine divisions. If I use words like 'brilliant,' it would really be an under description of the absolutely superb job that they did in breaching the so-called 'impenetrable barrier.' It was a classic- absolutely classic- military breaching of a very very tough minefield, barbed wire, fire trenches-type barrier."

General Norman Schwarzkopf, U. S. Army, February 1991

Added by Shaffer #18

"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, U.S. Navy

Added by Shaffer #17

"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 American who served on Iwo Island, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy

Added by Shaffer #16

"The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps."

General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC, 5 May 1946.

Added by Shaffer #15

"You cannot exaggerate about the Marines. They are convinced to the point of arrogance, that they are the most ferocious fighters on earth- and the amusing thing about it is that they are."

Father Kevin Keaney, Chaplain, Korean War

Added by Shaffer #14

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

General William Thornson, U.S. Army

Added by Shaffer #13

"We are United States Marines, and for two and a quarter centuries we have defined the standards of courage, esprit, and military prowess."

General James L. Jones, USMC (CMC); 10 November 2000

Added by Shaffer #12

"Marines die, that's what we're here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever."

GySgt. Hartman (R Lee Ermey)

Added by Shaffer #11

"Don't you forget that you're First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you!"

Colonel Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC. Chosin Reservoir, Korea,

Added by Shaffer #10

"Gone to Florida to fight the Indians. Will be back when the war is over."

Colonel Archibald Henderson (CMC), USMC 1836

Added by Shaffer #9

"Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"

GySgt. Daniel J. "Dan" Daly, USMC. Belleau Wood, 6 June 1918.

Added by Shaffer #8

"For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles."

General Charles C. Krulak, USMC (CMC), 5 May 1997

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