Demosthenes


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  • ''There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots. What is it? Distrust.''
    Demosthenes (c. 384-322 B.C.), Greek orator. Second Philippic, sct. 24 (344 B.C.).
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  • ''A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.''
    Demosthenes (c. 384-322 B.C.), Greek orator. Third Olynthiac, sct. 19 (349 B.C.).
  • ''A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true.''
    Demosthenes (c. 384-322 B.C.), Greek orator. Third Olynthiac, sct. 19 (349 B.C.).

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