Gen. James Mattis Quotes: His 10 Most Memorable Sayings

1. I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f--- with me, I’ll kill you all.

This is one of retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis' most well-known quotes, from a meeting with Iraqi military officers in 2003. He said this during the first of a series of meetings with the recently defeated Iraqi military, Slate reported.

In this photo, General James Mattis waits to testify before the Senate Armed Service Committee in 2010. Mattis' name is now being heard in political circles as a possible third-party candidate, if the general election ends up being between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. He hasn't commented on these rumors. In previous years, he said he wasn't interested in running for President. (Getty)