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R. Lee Ermey Quotes

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The best part about the movie, and everybody seems to rave about it,
is the boot camp part.
- R. Lee Ermey

America's trying to do the best for its veterans.
- R. Lee Ermey

There was a huge, tremendous amount of disabled veterans
and the Veteran's Administration just wasn't geared up for it.
I know for a fact that it's getting better and better.
- R. Lee Ermey

Everybody respects the Vietnam Veterans of America.
- R. Lee Ermey


 

Back in those days intimidation was the greatest tool
the drill instructor had.
Without that tool, he would not have had control.
- R. Lee Ermey

The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.
- R. Lee Ermey

The drill instructor must have total and complete control.
Mindless obedience is what he's after.
- R. Lee Ermey


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It's my firm conviction that when Uncle Sam calls,
by God we go, and we do the best that we can.
- R. Lee Ermey

Drill instructors worked seven days a week,
fifteen to seventeen hours a day in many cases,
with no time off in between platoons.
- R. Lee Ermey

Back in the old Corp, we weren't training those privates
to infiltrate into the peacetime Marine Corp.
We were training those privates to go to Vietnam.
- R. Lee Ermey

I honestly do feel that I am a role model for young people.
- R. Lee Ermey

I was stationed at a marine recruit depot in San Diego from 1965 to 1967.
- R. Lee Ermey

I got to write most of everything I said.
- R. Lee Ermey

That's all I cared about too, was getting it right.
- R. Lee Ermey

I got space from Travis Air Force Base,
went back to the Philippine Islands and made it a point
to meet the only American casting director in the Philippines.
I was off and running.
- R. Lee Ermey

You'd be surprised how many kids and young people come
to the website and send me email that they are actually
going into the Marine Corp because of something that I said or did.
- R. Lee Ermey

There's a lot of whiners in every crowd.
- R. Lee Ermey

I firmly believe that you live and learn,
and if you don't learn from past mistakes,
then you need to be drug out and shot.
- R. Lee Ermey

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!
- R. Lee Ermey

I've never had to spend any time in the VA hospital,
so I really can't speak for those guys.
- R. Lee Ermey

Kubrick ate it up.
He loved it.
He just let me go crazy.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

Kubrick's films have life - they just never die.
- R. Lee Ermey

Without discipline, there is no Marine Corp.
- R. Lee Ermey

The biggest problem was the politicians knew nothing about fighting a war.
- R. Lee Ermey

I go the VA Hospital when I have a problem and the doctor jumps on me.
- R. Lee Ermey

There have been a lot of changes in recruit training
in the past twenty years.
- R. Lee Ermey

It's been a pretty fun ride, to tell you the truth.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

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.
- R. Lee Ermey

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

The best is yet to come.
- Ernest Holmes

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

Be the best that you can be.
- Anonymous

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain


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