Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin who inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal.
The world's finest wilderness lies beneath the waves.
My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
The sea! The sea! The open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
Life is life's greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life's scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.
This is my voice. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
Great attention gets paid to rainforests because of the diversity of life there. Diversity in the oceans is even greater.
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?
The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans.
It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself.
The first time I ever played the trumpet in public, I played the Marine Hymn. I sounded terrible.
Well, you sort of get out of the pool room, you get out of the Marine Corps, you get out and read some literature, you become involved with people who also want to know and are ready to share some ideas about literature and thoughts, and it becomes nourished that way.
I get letters from kids, teenagers and young girls who just want to be Mac. I've had quite a few people actually say that they're going to become a Marine or a JAG lawyer because of me... the character. I think that's pretty cool!
They are a fairly aggressive conservation organization that was started to protect the great whales particularly, but in general all marine life around the world. So those are the people I'm trying to attach my name to.
I was stationed at a Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego from 1965 to 1967.
You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come to the website and send me email that they are actually going into the Marine Corps because of something that I said or did.
One of the things that makes our military the best in the world is the certain knowledge of each soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine that they can always count on their comrades should they need help - that they will never be abandoned.
Back in the old Corp, we weren't training those privates to infiltrate into the peacetime Marine Corp. We were training those privates to go to Vietnam.
I'm not scared of very much. I've been hit by lightning and been in the Marine Corps for four years.
I want to get out in the water. I want to see fish, real fish, not fish in a laboratory.
I wanted to be a marine biologist my whole life until I graduated high school.
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