"Even though I disagree with many of the changes, when I see the privates graduate at the end of the day, when they walk off that drill field at the end of the ceremony, they are still fine privates outstanding, well motivated privates."
"It might be said now that I have the best of both worlds. A Harvard education and a Yale degree."R. Lee Ermey on John F. Kennedy
"God will not look you over for medals degrees or diplomas, but for scars."R. Lee Ermey on Elbert Hubbard
"A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."R. Lee Ermey on Robert Orben
"Never go to your high school reunion pregnant or they will think that is all you have done since you graduated."R. Lee Ermey on Erma Bombeck
"Knowledge is invariably a matter of degree: you cannot put your finger upon even the simplest datum and say this we know."R. Lee Ermey on T. S. Eliot
"It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can."
"We had times in '66 and '67 when we would pick up a platoon of privates out of the receiving barracks the week before we even graduated the platoon that we were on!"
"I disagree with a lot of those changes, however at the end of the day - I go down to recruit graduation at least once or twice a year."
"When you try to find funding for a VVA function, it doesn't seem like it's any trouble at all. People come out of the woodwork with their money to help out because we went over and fought a war."
"I don't have any respect at all for the scum-bags who went to Canada to avoid the draft or to avoid doing their fair share."