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U.S. Marine Slogans, Mottos, and Sayings

by Adam Levine

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As we continue our “salute to service” on our blog, we’ve got a list of popular marine slogans, mottos, and clever sayings just for you. We hope you find them useful and serve as a resource for your custom marine t-shirts or apparel for yourself, fellow marines, or family & friends in support. And be sure to add any of your personal favorites in the comments section.

Semper Fi

-Official USMC Motto

Once a Marine, Always a Marine

-Official Marine Corps League Motto

The Few. The proud. The Marines.

-Current Marines Advertising Slogan

First to Fight

-Adopted slogan from the U.S. Media during WW1

“The deadliest weapon in the world is a MARINE and his rifle!”

-General Pershing, U.S. Army

A Few Good Men

-Advertising saying coined by Capt. William Jones in 1779, when he was looking to enlist “A Few Good Men” to serve in the Corps.

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

-General Alfred M Gray, USMC

“Uncommon valor was a common virtue.”

-Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S. Navy

“Marine Corps integrity is doing that thing which is right, when no one is looking.”

-Col. Colin Lampard, USMC

“I can never again see a United States Marine without experiencing a feeling of reverence.”

-General Johnson, U.S. Army

“Good night, Chesty, wherever you are.”

-Tribute saying in honor of the most decorated Marines in history – Chesty Puller – who was awarded the Navy Cross 5 times (the most ever).

About the Author - Adam Levine


Adam is a Search Marketing Specialist at CustomInk. He has worked at CustomInk for more than 7 years, and helps contribute to the blog with fun content that helps inspire people. And with puns. Lots and lots of puns.

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