“The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.”
Hyman George Rickover (1900 to 1986)
A US Admiral and engineer who developed the world’s first nuclear-powered engines and the first atomic-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, launched in 1954. He then went on to supervise plans for harnessing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
He retired from the US Navy in 1982, after serving as an officer for 63 years, a record made possible by an act of Congress that specially exempted him from having to retire at the age normal for senior admirals.