I am a Soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.
A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.
I guess if you're stupid enough to join the army without thinking about getting shot at, then you really are a fool.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
Battles are sometimes won by generals; wars are nearly always won by sergeants and privates.
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.
They say "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink." In the Marine Corps, you can make that horse wish to hell he had.
American soldiers in battle don't fight for what some president says on T.V., they don't fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag...they fight for one another.
The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
I'd learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.
Throughout my professional life, I have looked upon the Corps as a most valuable part of our naval organization, and this opinion has only been the more confirmed by every year's additional experience in active service.
Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
The army is the true nobility of our country.
...The Marines have been the first to land-on embattled beaches throughout the world-we share the unfaltering confidence of all Americans that they will land again-and land hard.
Discipline is the soul of an army.
I owe everything to the army.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
My men can eat their belts, but my tanks have gotta have gas.
Drinking is the soldier's pleasure.
If a man does his best, what else is there?
I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun. And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I wanted to travel and do special dates. I go to Las Vegas these days.
It is imperative to contest all factions for complete victory, so the army is not garrisoned and the profit can be total. This is the law of strategic siege.
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