Demosthenes Quotes

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Demosthenes Quotes

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
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Nothing is easier than self-deceit.
For what every man wishes,
that he also believes to be true.

— Demosthenes

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.

— Demosthenes

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.

— Demosthenes

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.

— Demosthenes

You cannot have a proud and chivalrous spirit if your conduct is mean and paltry; for whatever a man's actions are, such must be his spirit.

— Demosthenes

To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.

— Demosthenes

What we have in us of the image of God is the love of truth and justice.

— Demosthenes

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.

— Demosthenes

There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion.

— Demosthenes

The end of wisdom is consultation and deliberation.

— Demosthenes

Whatever shall be to the advantage of all, may that prevail!

— Demosthenes

The more able a man is, if he make ill use of his abilities, the more dangerous will he be to the commonwealth.

— Demosthenes

The fact speak for themselves.

— Demosthenes

Small opportunities often presage great enterprises.

— Demosthenes

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