Nations truly great
free, active, in service of
an ideal higher
Adapted from a Matthew Arnold’s Democracy, 1860, where Mr. Arnold is quoted as writing:
Nations are not truly great solely because the individuals composing them are numerous, free, and active; but they are great when these numbers, this freedom, and this activity are employed in the service of an ideal higher than that of an ordinary man, taken by himself.
Employed in the service of an ideal higher.