Marine Corps

July 26, 2012

Leader’s Forum: Motivating Marine Corps Quotes

“The United States Marine Corps, with its fiercely proud tradition of excellence in combat, its hallowed rituals, and its unbending code of honor, is part of the fabric of American myth.”  (Thomas E. Ricks; Making the Corps, 1997)

“Being ready is not what matters. What matters is winning after you get there.” (Lt. Gen. Victor H. Krulak, USMC, April 1965.)

“You don’t hurt ’em if you don’t hit ’em.” (Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Puller, USMC, 1962.)

Retreat Hell! We’re just attacking in another direction.” (Attributed to Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Smith, USMC, Korea, December 1950.)

“Come on, you sons of bitches-do you want to live forever?” (Attributed to Gunnery Sgt. Dan Daly, USMC, Belleau Wood, June 1918.)

“Once a Marine, always a Marine!” (Master Sgt. Paul Woyshner, a 40-year-Marine, is credited with originating this expression during a taproom argument with a discharged Marine.)

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