A great nation is not saved by wars but by ideas of human caring

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"A great nation is not saved by wars, it is saved 'by acts without external picturesqueness; by speaking, writing, voting reasonably; by smiting corruption swiftly; by good temper between parties; by the people knowing true men when they see them, and preferring them as leaders to rabid partisans or empty quacks. William James quote in honor of Robert Gould Shaw the man who had led the Fifty-Fourth and had died at Fort Wagner in 1863.