The Ultimate Collection of Marine Quotes for Sea Lovers and Ocean Enthusiasts

Marine Quotes
Marine Quotes

Marine quotes are inspiring sayings that embody the core values of the United States Marine Corps and serve as a source of motivation and inspiration for Marines and civilians alike.

Marines’ Courage and Pride In Quotes

  • “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!” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. Marines don’t have that problem.” – President Ronald Reagan
  • “The Marines are a brotherhood, and we stand together, always.” – Colonel Mike Belcher
  • “To be a Marine is to be part of a unique fraternity, where pride, discipline, and courage are the watchwords.” – Lieutenant General John Wissler
  • “The Marine Corps has been my family for almost 20 years. It’s my pride, my honor, my loyalty, and my courage.” – Sergeant Major Anthony Spadaro
  • “Marines don’t retreat. We attack in a different direction.” – General James Mattis
  • “The Marine Corps is a brotherhood of warriors who stand ready to defend our nation at a moment’s notice. We are always faithful to our country, our Corps, and each other.” – Colonel David W. Suggs
  • “We are Marines. We stand tall, we fight hard, and we never back down. Our pride and courage are unbreakable.” – Staff Sergeant Chad J. Tucker
  • “The Marine Corps is not just a job, it’s a way of life. We take pride in our service, our country, and our fellow Marines.” – Captain Nicholas Schade
  • “Marines are proud to be Marines. It’s an honor to wear the uniform, to be a part of this brotherhood of warriors who have given so much for our country.” – Lieutenant Colonel William M. Rankin

Marine Brotherhood Quotes

  1. “Brotherhood means laying down your life for somebody, really willing to sacrifice yourself for somebody else.” – Tim O’Brien
  2. “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” – John Donne
  3. “Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man’s survival.” – Carlos P. Romulo
  4. “United we stand, divided we fall.” – Aesop
  5. “It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep, than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.” – Daniel Defoe
  6. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  7. “Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.” – Sonia Gandhi
  8. “One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  9. “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” – Phil Jackson
  10. “None of us is as strong as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

Quotes From Marines Regarding Their Combat Skills

  1. “Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.” – General Alfred M. Gray Jr.
  2. “The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight.” – MGen. Frank E. Lowe
  3. “Retreat? Hell, we just got here!” – Captain Lloyd Williams, USMC at the Battle of Belleau Wood
  4. “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” – Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz on the Marines at Iwo Jima
  5. “For the Marine Corps, bravery is not a special occasion, it is an everyday virtue.” – Lieutenant General John A. Lejeune
  6. “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!” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  7. “The Marine Corps has been waiting for a long time for the perfect sniper rifle, and we’ve finally got it.” – Major General Mark A. Brilakis
  8. “I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.” – First Lieutenant Clifton B. Cates, USMC at the Battle of Belleau Wood
  9. “Marines never quit.” – General James Mattis
  10. “The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle.” – General John “Black Jack” Pershing

Marine Quotes Regarding The Advantages Of  Joining one

  1. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
  2. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland
  3. “The sea is a desert of waves, a wilderness of water.” – Langston Hughes
  4. “To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?” – Walt Whitman
  5. “The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.” – Enya

Joining the marine life gives one the opportunity to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the sea firsthand, and to be a part of a community that has a deep respect and appreciation for the ocean.

Marine Quotes Highlighting Their Courage and Selflessness

  1. “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.” – General James Mattis
  2. “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.” – General James Mattis
  3. “Marines are a brotherhood, and that’s not just rhetoric. We take care of each other, and that includes our families.” – Sergeant Major John L. Canley
  4. “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!” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.” – General Alfred M. Gray

Marine Quotes On Giving Their Lives For Patriotism

  1. “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by our nation.” – George Washington
  2. “I have not yet begun to fight!” – John Paul Jones
  3. “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 Jr.
  4. “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!” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  5. “A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.” – Admiral David Dixon Porter
  6. “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” – Admiral Chester W. Nimitz
  7. “I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: ‘I served in the United States Navy.'” – President John F. Kennedy
  8. “We’re not retreating; we’re just advancing in a different direction.” – General Douglas MacArthur
  9. “The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand.” – Richard Harding Davis
  10. “Retreat, hell! We just got here!” – Captain Lloyd W. Williams

Marines’ Character and Spirit In Quotes

  1.  “Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.” – A. M. Gray
  2.  “The Marine Corps is supposed to be the toughest and most rigorous of its class.” – Adam Driver
  3.  “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!” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  4.  “In the military, you learn the essence of people. You see so many examples of self-sacrifice and moral courage. In the rest of life you don’t get that many opportunities to be sure of your friends.” – Adam Driver
  5.  “The Marine Corps is some of the best acting training you could have. Having that responsibility for people’s lives, suddenly time becomes a really valuable commodity and you want to make the most of it. And for acting, you just have to do the work, just keep doing it.” – Adam Driver

Inspirational Marine Quotes

  1. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau
  2. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland
  3. “At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much.” – Robin Lee Graham
  4. “The sea is as near as we come to another world.” – Anne Stevenson
  5. “The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.” – Enya
  6. “The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.” – Jules Verne
  7. “I have an immoderate passion for water; for the sea, though so vast, so restless, so beyond one’s comprehension.” – Annie Dillard
  8. “The sea is a desert of waves, a wilderness of water.” – Langston Hughes
  9. “The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
  10. “I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.” – John Masefield

Marine Quotes To Bolster Your Resolve and Protect Others

  1. “The marine corps teaches you how to be miserable. This is invaluable for an artist.” – Bruce Nauman
  2. “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!” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “Marines don’t know how to spell the word defeat.” – Gen. James Mattis
  4. “The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.” – James Forrestal
  5. “The Marines have landed and the situation is well in hand.” – Richard Harding Davis
  6. “The Marines I have led have never been defeated.” – Maj. Gen. James Mattis
  7. “When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.” – Rudyard Kipling
  8. “Freedom is not free, but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share.” – Ned Dolan
  9. “Uncommon valor was a common virtue.” – Admiral Chester Nimitz
  10. “Marines never quit.” – Gen. James Mattis

Discover the power of marine quotes and let them inspire you to new heights. Dive into our articles now and unlock a world of wisdom and motivation!

 

 

Leave a Comment