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54 Charming Marine Sayings

Marine Sayings

In this post, you will find amazing Marine sayings.


Marine Sayings


“The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” —Christopher Columbus


“If I charge, follow me. If I retreat, kill me. If I die, revenge me.” —U.S. Marine Corps


“Marines don’t know how to spell the word ‘defeat’.” —James Mattis


“Your soul may belong to Jesus, but your ass belongs to the Marines.” —Eugene B. Sledge


“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.” —Ronald Reagan


“Mess with one Marine you mess with them all.” —Unknown


“Being a Marine is not simply a job. It is a calling.” —Unknown


“I’ve always been proud of being a Marine. I won’t hesitate to defend the Corps.” —Jonathan Winters


“Emphasis in the Marine Corps isn’t on talking about your feelings.” —Adam Driver


“The water that a ship sails on is the same water that swallows it up.” —Chinese Proverbs


” Show me a hero and I’ll show you a bum.” —Gregory Boyington


“Get off your butt and join the Marines.” —John Wayne


“The only easy day was yesterday.” —U.S. Navy Seals


“Courage is endurance for one moment more.” —Unknown


“For over 221 years our corps has done two things for this great nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.” —Charles C. Krulak


“I placed the Marines where the hardest work was to be accomplished, and I never once found my confidence in them misplaced.” —Winfield Scott


“Do or do not.  There is no try.” —Unknown


“Where water is the boss, there must the land obey.” —African Proverb


“There are only two kinds of people that understand Marines: Marines and the enemy. Everyone else has a second-hand opinion.” —Gen. William Thornson


“The Marines gave me a really strong sense of discipline and a work ethic that kicks in at my job.” —Drew Carey


“Old breed? New breed? There’s not a damn bit of difference so long as it’s the Marine breed.” —Chesty Puller


“Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.” —Gen. A. M. Gray


“If a recruit can’t shoot, he can’t be a Marine.” —Anthony Carbonari


“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a cash advance.” —Alton Brown


“Some ships are designed to sink, Others require our assistance.” —Unknown


“The most important 6 inches on the battlefield is between your ears.” —Robert Johnson


“Times may change, but I guess cowboys don’t.” —Victoria Vane


“The Marines have landed, and we now own a piece of Afghanistan.” —James Mattis


“The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.” —Gen. John


“Paperwork will ruin any military force.” —Lt. Gen Lewis B


“The Marine Corps is the military arm of the Navy.” —Archibald Henderson


“The Marines will be needed as long as America needs defending.” —Robert Moskin


“Dear distance, Please take good care of him.” —Unknown


“The essence of the Marine Corps experience, I decided, was pain.” —Philip Caputo


“I’m relieved that the state of the Marines’ readiness will remain high.” —Susan Davis


“A ship without MARINES is like a coat without buttons.” —Adm. David Porter


“Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.” —Unknown


“Son, when the Marine Corps wants you to have a wife, you will be issued one.” —Lt. Gen Lewis B


“Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.” —William Shakespeare


“Do not fear the enemy, they can only take your life. It is better to fear the media, for they will steal your honr.” —Unknown


“To change one’s field of influence is to change the course of one’s life.” —Jenny Reese Clark


“When you get out of the Marine Corps, you feel like you can do anything.” —Adam Driver


“Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.” —Unknown


“A Marine on duty has no friends.” —Marine Corps proverb


“The Marine Corps,  took a boy and made him a man.” —Edwin C. Bearss


“Marines don’t plan, they improvise.” —Unknown


“Marines die, that’s what we’re here for. But the Marine Corps lives forever. And that means YOU live forever.” —Unknown


“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” —African Proverbs


“Whatever the job is, we can do it. That’s why the nation has a Marine Corps.” —James F. Amos


“Even by the standards expected of Marine grunts their bravery was exceptional.” —Major General John Kelly


“Marines know how to use their bayonets. Army bayonets may as well be paper-weights.” —Unknown


“The Marine Corps builds, Men, Body, Mind, and Spirit.” —Unknown


“To observe a Marine, is inspirational. To be a Marine, is exceptional.” —Charles F. Wolf, Jr.


“Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” —Omar Bradley


“I’ve always been proud of being a Marine. I won’t hesitate to defend the Corps.” —Jonathan Winters


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