A little something I picked in Marine Aviation: "We, the unappreciated, working for the unknowing, have been doing so much, for so long, with so little; that we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing, forever."
Pearl Harbour Radio Operator: "Is there anything that we can provide?"
Response from Marine Commander on Wake Island: "Send us more Japs!"
.... Said to be one of the last radio transmissions received from the Marines on Wake Island before it fell to the Japanese, 1941.
"Come on you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?"
Sergeant Dan Daly, 4 june 1918.
Leading Marines at Belleus woods.
Dan Daly served with Marine Fourth Brigade in WW2.
Daly is one of the great legends of the Marines
"War is the continuation of policy(politics) by other means."
- Karl von Clausewitz
"The art of war is, in the last result, the art of keeping one’s freedom of action"
- Xenophon, Greek historian (c. 430-355 BC)
"The first method of estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him."
- Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
"From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots."
- Thomas Jefferson
(One of my favorites.)
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Another. Basically, anything by Jefferson.)
"The human race is in the best condition when it has the greatest degree of liberty."
- Dante Aligheri
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protestor to burn the flag."
- Charles M. Province
Retreat hell, we just got here. Every Marine, a rifleman.
Never let the facts get in the way of the truth.