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    A compliance with the minutiae of military courtesy is a mark of well-disciplined troops.

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    Almost every Marine I've met says I portray a Marine dead-on, which is really, really flattering.

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    After about 25 medals, you run out of shoulder to put them on.

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    All right, you got that out of your system. Can I get back in the boat without you striking me again? Or should I stay out here enjoying the marine life?" "Why don't you swim around until you find a shark? Then you can discuss how much the two of you have in common

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    And all of these together, as much as any campaign the Marine Corps has ever pursued, have brought an unrelenting, never-ceasing pride to all of us who have ever claimed the title of United States Marine

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    Americans often did not realize that their Marine Corps was a force without counterpart in the world. European navies used Marines for limited duties on shipboard or in naval bases, but neither the numbers nor the training were provided for large-scale offensive operations.

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    As a Marine officer in combat, I was responsible for the lives and safety of all the Marines who served with me.

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    A marine protozoan is an aqueous salty system in an aqueous salty medium, but a man is an aqueous salty system in a medium in which there is but little water and most of that poor in salts.

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    As I sat opposite the Treasury Bench the ministers reminded me of one of those marine landscapes not very unusual on the coasts of South America. You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes.

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    A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons.

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    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.

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    Aviation is a dynamic profession. The rate of obsolescence of equipment is high and new aircraft have to be placed in inventory periodically in order to stay abreast of the requirements of modern war.

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    Any officer can get by on his sergeants. To be a sergeant you have to know your stuff. I'd rather be an outstanding sergeant than just another officer.

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    Barack Obama has done more than anyone else to promote the dangerous illusion that we can choose whether to have a war or not. But our enemies have already made that choice. Retired Marine Corps General James Mattis said: “No war is over until the enemy says it's over. We may think it's over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote“.

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    Between 1831 and 1891, US armed forces - usually the Marines - invaded Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, Colombia, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Brazil, Haiti, Argentina, and Chile a total of thirty-one times, a fact not many of us are informed about in school. The Marines intermittently occupied Nicaragua form 1909 to 1933, Mexico from 1914 to 1919, and Panama from 1903 to 1914. To 'restore order' the Marines occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934, killing over two thousand Haitians who resisted 'pacification.'

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    Be kindly and just in your dealings with your men. Never play favorites. Make them feel that justice tempered with mercy may always be counted on. This does not mean a slackening of discipline. Obedience to orders and regulations must always be insisted upon, and good conduct on the part of the men exacted. Especially should this be done with reference to civilian inhabitants of foreign countries in which Marines are serving.

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    Because I had worked the river boats some summers, pushing as far as New Orleans, I joined the Merchant Marine.

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    Combat is my profession and fighting was a great way to maintain a combat mindset while preparing to lead Marines in war.

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    But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life.

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    Coral reefs represent some of the worlds most spectacular beauty spots, but they are also the foundation of marine life: without them many of the seas most exquisite species will not survive.

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    Casualties many; Percentage of dead not known; Combat efficiency; we are winning.

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    Deep thinking in the ranks leads only to drinking.

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    Coral reefs are the backbone for the entire ocean. They are the nursery for the ocean. About a quarter of all marine life in the ocean spends part of its lifecycle on a coral reef. And there are about a billion or so people that depend on coral reefs for fish for their food, for protein.

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    Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream - I think it’s fantastic.  The same girl has been doing my make-up for 12 years and she says my skin’s never looked so good.

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    Due to the oath I swore to the constitution when I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, by virtue of the universal human right to self defense, in accordance with the Supreme Court case, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the statutes under which I am being charged are unconstitutional and thus null and void, and on behalf of all freedom loving Americans, I plead not guilty.

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    Democrats have chosen not to defend the Marine Corps, but to pander to anti-war protesters and Berkeley officials that are actively trying to impede military recruitment.

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    Every Naval vessel has a contingent of Marines aboard. After all, the Sailors have to have someone to dance with.

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    Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.

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    Fleets cannot operate without bases.

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    Emphasis in the Marine Corps isn't on talking about your feelings.

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    Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.

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    General [James] Mattis's primary experience - indeed, his only experience - is as a member of the United States Marine Corps, where he served for 41 years. That's his experience.

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    For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines, and we win battles.

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    Great attention gets paid to rainforests because of the diversity of life there. Diversity in the oceans is even greater.

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    Hillary Clinton lost because of who she is, because of her track record of failure, because there's no resume, there's no record of experience that she's good or qualified at anything. She cannot cite any achievements or accomplishments, other than traveling miles and being named after people she wasn't named after and being told to go join the dogs by somebody at the Marine Corps. She's exposed.

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    I always equate wrestling to having been in the Marine Corps.

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    I am convinced that there is no smarter, handier, or more adaptable body of troops in the world.

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    I came to my first Colts training camp in July of 1950, and it was murder, absolute murder. We had a coach named Clem Crow who must have been nuts. You got to remember that I'd been a Marine, had gone through basic training and spent 26 months in the Pacific during WWII, but the Marine drill instructors had nothing on Clem.

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    I can't see how a single man could spend his time to better advantage than in the Marines.

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    I earned my stripes as a Marine, and the Corps gets full credit for straightening me out. At 17, I was young, I was unhappy and most of all, I was undisciplined. The Marine Corps was the right service in the right place at the right time.

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    Goddamn it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!

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    I can now say without hesitation the Marine Corps was the best foster home I ever had.

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    I do not believe I could have built FedEx without the skills I learned from the Marine Corps.

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    If ever peace is to be imposed on the world it will only be because a large number of men who could have taken part in the drill display by the Guards or Marines or at the Royal Tournament turn that strength and precision to the service of life.

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    If I had one more division like this First Marine Division I could win this war.

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    If I could have been a marine biologist I would have, but I didn't have that kind of intelligence. Numbers were never my strong point.

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    If you'd have asked me when I was auditioning for High School Musical if I ever thought I was going to play a Marine.

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    If you're coming from America to Iraq, then how are you supposed to be objective? I mean, you could pay lip service to being objective, but how are you going to objective when you're embedded with the Marines? The Marines are saving your life every day and they're protecting you. But when you're sort of living with people who are there, we just press record and let them tell the story.

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    If any of you get hernias in this tug-of-war against the Army, I'll pay to get them fixed.