"It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls, by God we go, and we do the best that we can."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."R. Lee Ermey on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."R. Lee Ermey on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."R. Lee Ermey on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."R. Lee Ermey on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."R. Lee Ermey on Dalai Lama
"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."
"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."