Inspirational Chesty Puller Quotes

Motivational Chesty Puller Quotes And Sayings

Chesty Puller Quotes:- Chesty Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) served as a United States Marine Corps officer. Beginning his career fighting guerillas in Haiti and Nicaragua as part of the Banana Wars, he later served with distinction in World War II and the Korean War as a senior officer.

Inspirational Chesty Puller Quotes

Old breed? New breed? There’s not a damn bit of difference so long as it’s the Marine breed.
Chesty Puller

Inspirational Chesty Puller Quotes

If you want to get the most out of your men, give them a break! Don’t make them work completely in the dark. If you do, they won’t do a bit more than they have to. But if they comprehend, they’ll work like mad.
Chesty Puller

You don’t hurt ’em if you don’t hit ’em.
Chesty Puller

Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Chesty Puller

Paperwork will ruin any military force.
Chesty Puller


In the Marine Corps, your buddy is not only your classmate or fellow officer, but he is also the Marine under your command. If you don’t prepare yourself to properly train him, lead him, and support him on the battlefield, then you’re going to let him down. That is unforgivable in the Marine Corps.
Chesty Puller

I’ve always believed that no officer’s life, regardless of rank, is of such great value to his country that he should seek safety in the rear… Officers should be forward with their men at the point of impact.
Chesty Puller

My definition, the definition that I’ve always believed in, is that esprit de corps means love for one’s own military legion – in my case, the United States Marine Corps. It means more than self-preservation, religion, or patriotism. I’ve also learned that this loyalty to one’s corps travels both ways: up and down.
Chesty Puller

My definition, a definition in the drill books from the time that General Von Steuben wrote the regulations for General George Washington, the definition of the object of military training is success in battle… It wouldn’t be any sense to have a military organization on the backs of the American taxpayers with any other definition.
Chesty Puller

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