"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, 1st MarDiv Chaplain, Korean War
"You're making the wrong assumption that a Marine by himself is outnumbered." - Gen Peter Pace, 28 Jul 06
"The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!" -GEN. PERSHING, US.ARMY
"Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They're aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They've got really short hair and they always go for the throat." -RAdm. "Jay" R. Stark, US Navy; 10 November 1995.
"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, outskirts of Seoul, 21 September 1950
"You'll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!" Capt. Henry P. Crowe, USMC; Guadalcanal, 13 January 1943
"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of MARINES. LORD, how they could fight!" -MAJGEN FRANK LOWE, US.ARMY
"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they've made a difference. " The Marines don't have that problem. - President Ronald Reagan.
"Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?" GySgt. Daniel J. "Dan" Daly, USMC near Lucy-`le-Bocage as he led the 5th Marines' attack into Belleau Wood, 6 June 1918
"If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war." General of the Armies Douglas McArthur in Korea
"Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there." LtGen Victor H. Krulak, USMC April 1965
"I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world." Prime Minister of Britain, Sir Winston Churchhill
"Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary." Gen. A. M. Gray, USMC Commandant of the Marine Corps
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -GEORGE ORWELL
"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
"The American Marines have it pride, and benefit from it. They are tough, cocky, sure of themselves and their buddies. They can fight and they know it." General Mark Clark, U.S. Army
"Courage is endurance for one moment more…" Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in Vietnam
"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
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