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Omar Bradley
1893 - 1981

American military general, famous as the foil to the bombastic General George Patton and architect of World War II successes, last American general to be awarded five stars for his role in the Normandy invasion, sometimes called the "GI General" for his compassion towards his troops, author of A General's Life


In war, there is no second prize for the runner-up.

Feb. 1950 - from Military Review, quoted in Power Quotes by Daniel B. Baker
The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants...We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.

Nov. 10, 1948 - from a speech to the Boston Chamber of Commerce