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War both needs and generates certain virtues; not the highest, but what may be called the preliminary virtues, as valor, veracity, the spirit of obedience, the habit of discipline. Any of these, and of others like them, when possessed by a nation, and no matter how generated, will give them a military advantage, and make them more likely to stay in the race of nations.

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Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot (pronounced BAD-jit, IPA: /ebed-?t/) (3 February 1826 - 24 March 1877) was a British businessman, essayist, and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs

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