The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!— John J. Pershing
Floundering Navy quotations
It's better to be a pirate than to join the Navy.
There's a storm inside of us, a burning river, a drive.
You push yourself further than anyone could think possible. You are never out of the fight.
With 300 Marines, you could probably take over Iraq if you wanted to and get rid of ISIS completely. Make no mistake about it, Marines are war fighters. I mean they are really good at what they do. The only time they are not good at what they do is when someone puts the shackles on them.
Of all the branches of men in the forces there is none which shows more devotion and faces grimmer perils than the submariners.
People tell me I saved hundreds and hundreds of people.
But I have to tell you: it’s not the people you saved that you remember. It’s the ones you couldn’t save. Those are the ones you talk about. Those are the faces and situations that stay with you forever.
No one has done more to prevent conflict - no one has made a greater sacrifice for the cause for Peace - than you, America's proud missile submarine family. You stand tall among our heroes of the Cold War.
**** the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
The Red Army and Navy and the whole Soviet people must fight for every inch of Soviet soil, fight to the last drop of blood for our towns and villages...onward, to victory!
It is the function of the Navy to carry the war to the enemy so that it will not be fought on U.S. soil.
The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.
The main American naval forces were shifted to the Pacific region and an American admiral made a strong declaration to the effect that if war were to break out between Japan and the United States, the Japanese navy could be sunk in a matter of weeks.
I feel that the recent ruling of the United States Army and Navy regarding the refusal of colored blood donors is an indefensible one from any point of view. As you know, there is no scientific basis for the separation of the bloods of different races except on the basis of the individual blood types or groups.
The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy;
but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage.
My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd be out of the World War too. But no way - they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.
Two weeks before the attack on the USS Cole and then again two days before the attack, they saw through their analysis that a major event was going to occur in Yemen. They told the Navy not to bring the Cole into Yemen harbor. It went in and was attacked.
Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive.
I've received many honors and I'm grateful for them;
but I've already received the highest award I'll ever receive, and that has been the privilege and honor of serving very proudly in the United States Navy.
It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.
The solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
And then, when I left Princeton in the middle of my sophomore year, I went into the navy.
You may fire when you are ready Gridley.
Obviously I was challenged by becoming a Naval aviator, by landing aboard aircraft carriers and so on.
The Navy credits me with more kills as a sniper than any other American service member, past or present.
I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but by God, they frighten me.
Israel uses sophisticated attack jets and naval vessels to bomb densely-crowded refugee camps, schools, apartment blocks, mosques, and slums to attack a population that has no air force, no air defense, no navy, no heavy weapons, no artillery units, no mechanized armor, no command in control, no army and calls it a war.
The reason that the American Navy does so well in wartime, is that war is chaos, and the Americans practice chaos on a daily basis.
Visit the Navy-Yard, and behold a marine, such a man as an American government can make, or such as it can make a man with its black arts -- a mere shadow and reminiscence of humanity, a man laid out alive and standing, and already, as one may say, buried under arms with funeral accompaniments.
I don't have any delusions. I don't think I would make it through Navy SEAL training.
My style is my personality. It's always been that way. Being a wiseguy and having fun. It's always been that way for me, when I was in high school, and in the Navy. It's not something I rehearse.
A captured pirate was brought before Alexander the Great.
“How dare you molest the sea?” asked Alexander. “How dare you molest the whole world?” the pirate replied, and continued: “Because I do it with a little ship only, I am called a thief; you, doing it with a great navy, are called an emperor.
The Navy is much more than a job; much more than service to country. It is a way of life. It gets in your blood.
We have met the enemy and they are ours.
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.
...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.