A Bit of Wisdom from Chesty Puller

West Point, VI…Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971.

“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.”

“All right, they’re on our left, they’re on our right, they’re in front of us, they’re behind us…they can’t get away this time.”

“We make generals today on the basis of their ability to write a damned letter. Those kinds of men can’t get us ready for war.”

“Old Breed? New Breed? There’s not a damn bit of difference as long as it’s the Marine breed.”

“Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

“Hit hard, hit fast, hit often.”