The Best Mad Dog Mattis quotes

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In his four decades of service, General James Mad Dog Mattis has earned a reputation as one of the most effective military leaders in modern history. In this inspirational quotes compilation, we’ll examine how he rose to prominence and what lessons entrepreneurs can learn from his example. Mad Dog Mattis is known for his unorthodox leadership style and his willingness to take risks – all qualities that can help entrepreneurs succeed.

Here are the most known Fighting, Killing, World quotes from Mad Dog Mattis, and much more.


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About Mad Dog Mattis

birth of the author

September 8, 1950

education of the author

Central Washington University

money of the author

Net Worth:
$5 Million

country of the author

United States

institution of the author

United States Marine Corps

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Years Of Service:

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army of the author

Gulf War, War In Afghanistan, Iraq War, โ€ข Invasion Of Iraq, โ€ข First Battle Of Fallujah, โ€ข Second Battle Of Fallujah And More.

award of the author

Defense Distinguished Service Medal And More.


Actually, it’s a lot of fun to fight. You know, it’s a hell of a hoot. โ€” James Mattis

It’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up front with you, I like brawling. โ€” James Mattis

Fight with a happy heart and strong spirit. โ€” James Mattis

I would happily storm hell in the company of these troops … how strongly they have demonstrated to the world that free men and women can fight like the dickens. โ€” James Mattis


Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet. โ€” James Mattis

We can kill lots of people. We do kill lots of people. We can destroy virtually anything we choose to destroy. โ€” James Mattis

Find the enemy that wants to end this experiment (in American democracy) and kill every one of them until they’re so sick of the killing that they leave us and our freedoms intact. โ€” James Mattis

If in order to kill the enemy you have to kill an innocent, don’t take the shot. Don’t create more enemies than you take out by some immoral act. โ€” James Mattis

Anyone who kills women and children is not devout. ISIS cannot dress themselves up in false religious garb and say that somehow this message has dignity. We’re going to strip them of any kind of legitimacy. โ€” James Mattis


Demonstrate to the world there is ‘No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy’ than a U.S. Marine. โ€” James Mattis

You cannot allow any of your people to avoid the brutal facts. If they start living in a dream world, it’s going to be bad. โ€” James Mattis

There is no corporation in the world that would, in a competitive environment, try and concentrate all decisions at the corporate level. โ€” James Mattis

What would you do differently as defense secretary to compensate for this record in which the greatest military in the world, as we are constantly told, doesn’t get the job done? โ€” James Mattis

I think, broadly speaking, the US military’s roleโ€“US military activism in various parts of the Islamic world over the past several decades has been counterproductive. โ€” James Mattis

We have the most skillful, firecest, and certainly the most ethical ground forces in the world… I’m not saying we have to commit right now, but certainly don’t pull it off the table. โ€” James Mattis

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Inspiring Phrases From Mad Dog Mattis

In a country with millions of people & cars going everywhere, the enemy is going to get a car bomb out there once in a while. โ€” James Mattis

A country that armed Stalin to defeat Hitler can certainly work alongside enemies of alโ€“Qaida to defeat alโ€“Qaida. โ€” James Mattis

I don’t see lethality as the problem. I mean, the lethality of US forces is quite remarkable. โ€” James Mattis

No war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote. โ€” James Mattis

We are going to have to continue to keep the pressure on the enemy. There is no room for complacency on this. โ€” James Mattis

An untrained or uneducated Marine … deployed to the combat zone is a bigger threat to mission accomplishment … than the enemy. โ€” James Mattis

The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. โ€” James Mattis

MAD DOG MATTIS Quotes Take Away

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